A floating trash heterotopia – barge not required.

by cindy

Foucault’s nautical heterotopia meets Lynch wasted space in the now infamous  Garbage barge:

In 1987, a barge of trash bound for a landfill on the eastern seaboard found itself unable to land anywhere.  Interesting story (illustrates mafias involvement with waste removal, the politics of waste removal, a whole host of topics we’re discussing.

For a short time, it became a political, social and cultural phenomenon.

but today, barges or boats are no longer required  to create floating waste heterotopias.  we’ve learned that discarded waste will – through a process of tidal entropy – form its own structure free floating heterotopia in the middle of the pacific ocean, known as the great pacific garbage patch.


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