Waste Systems and Infrastructure Legibility

Waste Systems and Infrastructure Legibility

My research focuses on emerging practices of  making infrastructures legible through sensing, data analysis, and participatory methods and on the role of these practices in infrastructure governance. My monograph Waste is Information introduces the field of waste forensics to study waste systems at a global scale and their informal dimensions. I study also the role of 311 citizen reporting apps in urban governance and the motivations of volunteers using these apps.