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Arts & Societies - Isabelle Bellin et Christian Duquennoi


Isabelle Bellin is an independent journalist who covers scientific topics. For more than 20 years, she has written popularized science articles around themes relating to such varied areas as the environment, energy, technology, and data science for La Recherche and Les Échos, for specialized reviews, and for press agencies. She also assists in science-based public relations for various research institutes and other institutional bodies.

Christian Duquennoi is a research engineer specializing in recovery through the bioprocessing of waste products at IRSTEA (Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l’environnement et l’agriculture; French national institute for scientific and technological research on the environment and agriculture). For a number of years, he has taken an interest in an odd object of essentially multidisciplinary research—waste products—that extends far beyond the technologies involved in their treatment or recovery.

Arts & Societies - Isabelle Bellin et Christian Duquennoi

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Isabelle Bellin, Christian Duquennoi, "From the System of Objects to the System of Waste Products", Arts and Societies  #110, April 11, 2019



Waste products, a part of our everyday lives, have become an object of study for scientists who examine here their physical and technological but also anthropological, sociological, economic, philosophical, political, and ecological dimensions. While this object has for a very long time been granted privileged status in the scrutiny of past societies, it also allows us to portray in outline our own contemporary society, including its contradictions. Experiments are being imagined at this very moment that lead us to think that, here too, our world may be said to be undergoing change.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac

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Laurence Bertrand Dorléac

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