Rubbish Night at the Museum

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:22:00 BST

In April, to coincide with Earth Day, ‘A Rubbish Night at the Museum’ was launched. This exhibition was a collaboration between the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI) at the Universit, the community group 'Upping It' and The Manchester Museum. The launch was attended by over 300 people and such interest was generated that the run was extended so the work was showcased in the museum for more than 2 weeks, taking over the whole of the Study area.

The exhibition was prompted by a University-funded pilot participatory research project, ‘Talking Rubbish’, led by Dr Sherilyn MacGregor from the SCI and hosted almost 100 displays of photographs, art work, policy quotes, innovation and research finding. Key policy makers from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority contributed to discussions on the day, along with professionals from waste management companies and other organisations, residents and community groups from across Manchester and Greater Manchester.

Sherilyn’s research, and the exhibition, which was coordinated by Simon Pardoe from Mossimpact, showcases the major effects of living in rubbish on the quality of life, quality of environment, communities and social cohesion.

There will be a further chance to see the exhibition and find out more about how you can join in the conversation at the University’s Community Festival, taking place on the 16 June 2018

Find out more about the exhibition.