The Social Life of Waste-Art (SLOWart) Network is a collection of artists, writers, facilitators, gardeners and researchers based in southern Africa who work on/with/around and in waste/trash/garbage/discarded material.
The Network creates works of art and documents emerging bodies of social practices that will increase knowledge and awareness of re-use and re-purposing. The Network functions as a platform for participating community, research and artist organizations.
Through a series of conversations in the region in the form of facilitated workshops in various cities, the Network creates a space for learning new skills, sharing technical and theoretical knowledge, and of making works. Through a series of public activations and conversations, the network engages in public dialogue, produces educational content, and shapes popular consciousness and policies.