AHRC Connected Communities: New Perspectives in Participatory Arts

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Invited presentation: Rethinking Disposability: Compound 13 Lab

Graham Jeffery, University of the West of Scotland
Ben Parry, Bath Spa University

Resources of Hope is an AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund follow-on grant for impact and engagement, based on work undertaken as part of Remaking Society (Connected Communities 2012 – 2014). In India, working with ACORN Foundation, who are well known for their work in participatory music and hip hop education, Ben Parry and Graham Jeffery have established a ‘anti-lab’ in the 13th Compound, Mumbai’s main recycling centre. How is the lab attempting to challenge the ‘biopolitics of disposability’ and equip young people in Dharavi to participate in making sustainable 21st century futures?

Period22 May 201823 May 2018
Event typeConference
LocationNorwich, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • participatory arts
  • cities
  • waste management
  • making
  • India