Master of Creative Arts - Research
School of the Arts, English and Media
Stirling, Joanna, The modern midden: visualising waste through information design, Master of Creative Arts - Research thesis, School of the Arts, English and Media, University of Wollongong, 2015. https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/4576
Australians are the second highest producers of solid waste per capita – waste which continues to increase annually. Although waste management technologies such as recycling, methane capture and landfill infrastructures are improving, national reliance on landfilling as a final destination for refuse materials remains prevalent. This research investigates how visualisation strategies can be deployed to establish a broader dialogue regarding the profound environmental impacts of waste generation. I identify how the visual display of information can activate social behaviour change, with the inclusion of audience participation.