Image courtesy of Filomena Cruz


This online discussion of UCLA scholar Maite Zubiaurre's 2019 book Talking Trash: Cultural Uses of Waste featured responses by Allison Carruth and Charlene Villaseñor-Black (a professor of Art History and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA). The book explores "refuse in its early stages, when it is still tiny and unassuming, still lives in the city, and has yet to grow, leave the metropolis, and accumulate in landfills" and features the original artwork of Zubiaurre's artist-avatar Filomena Cruz.

Response to Maite Zubiaurre's Talking Trash: Cultural Uses of Waste