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IAS Waste: De la Flâneuse à la Glaneuse - Engagements with others’ waste

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 10 December 2019

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We are delighted to welcome Lucy Bell (Literature and Languages, Surrey), Tim Cresswell (Geography, Edinburgh), Carina Millstone (Feedback Foundation), Jane Rendell (Bartlett, UCL) and Rose Marie San Juan (History of Art, UCL) for this panel discussion. Chaired by Nirmal Puwar (Goldsmiths)

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Albert Brenchat

Location

IAS Forum & IAS Common Ground
Ground floor, South Wing, UCL
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Agnès Varda’s film Les glaneurs et la glaneuse raised consciousness and stirred consciences. Varda established a direct connection between urban and countryside waste, changing its meaning, questioning the politics of consumption and the act of picking up – of stooping down to the ground. Gleaning is an act imbued with class, property and environmental concerns. To pick up that which has been discarded raises multiple questions about who buys and discards and who picks up and why. Varda also twisted the concept from feminist thought, finding in the act of gleaning an extraordinary act of care for matter, for others and for the environment. If the perspective of the flâneuse/flâneur is driven by observation and curiosity, the gleaner is attracted to an object by necessity and/or a sense of responsibility and care. This panel will present different acts of gleaning, their politics and aesthetics, and will explain the controversies of flânerie in current times.

- 4pm: Les glaneurs et la glaneuse... deux ans après (2002)
- 5pm Panel discussion
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We will be screening Agnes Varda’s film Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000) on Monday 9 December, 6pm (register here).

Image by L'imaGiraphe

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