Beginning 2019 we finished Pilsen Garbage Project and no longer update this web

Welcome to the web pages of the Pilsen Garbage Project focused on the relationship between humans and waste. This web provides essential information about our aims, theoretical basis, methodology, publication activities, and members of the research team. Also, we include useful links to other institutions, projects, and scholars interested in human waste.


Presentation at Max Planck in Halle

14/06/2018 10:21
On June 8 Daniel presented a paper entitled 'From landfilling to incineration: informality and belonging near the end of the value chain' at Max Planck in Halle during the first conference of the V4Net group. The conference was focused freedoms, responsibilities and everyday dilemmas in Visegrád...

Support from Wenner-Gren Foundation

18/04/2018 22:45
We are happy to announce that we received a grant from Wenner-Gren Foundation to support a workshop entitled "Thrift in Anthropology: Between Thriftiness and Wasting", which will take place in Pilsen in October 2018.

Presentation in Canterbury

29/11/2017 12:15
On November 9, Daniel presented a paper entitled 'Transforming Value Near the End of the Value Chain: Informal Economy in a Czech Landfill' at School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. Thank you for a feedback guys!

Collaboration with Max Planck Institute

03/11/2017 09:38
We joined Visegrád Anthropologists’ Network at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle:

Ladislav Holy Lecture

06/02/2017 10:36
On January 21, Daniel Sosna, the member of PGP, presented Ladislav Holy Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Czech Association for Social Anthropology. The presentation was focused on informal economy of waste approached via the perspective of ordinary ethics. Czech abstract is here: LHL...

Blog post: Archaeologies of Waste

28/11/2016 16:51
This is our blog post concerning the new book:

Book is out!

28/11/2016 16:49
Our edited volume Archaeologies of Waste is finally  

Presentation at AAA

17/11/2016 07:21
Our last presentation was focused on military waste in a former military reservation Brdy in the Czech Republic.

Edited volume in Oxbow Books

22/03/2016 17:34
Our edited volume entitled 'Archaeologies of Waste: Encounters with the Unwanted' was annouced on Oxbow Books' web: The book will be published during 2016.  

Andrew Sanchez's Lecture

27/04/2015 11:48
At the end of April Dr. Andrew Sanchez from the University of Kent in Canterbury visited our department in Pilsen and presented an interesting paper entitled "Creation and Transformation: Work, Skill and Value in an Indian Scrap Yard". Abstract: For the employees of an Indian scrap-metal yard, work...
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