Lecture: the Japanese culture of giving

On the closing day of the popular exhibition ‘Too Pretty to Throw Away’ – still on view until Sunday August 28 – Prof. Dr. Katarzyna J. Cwiertka will hold a public lecture at SieboldHuis Leiden, Rapenburg 19. The lecture will be given on August 28 between...

To Pretty to Throw Away

From June 10 until August 28, 2016, the Garbage Matters Project features Too Pretty to Throw Away, an exhibition on Japanese product packaging, in collaboration with Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis in Leiden and Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Cracow. The...

25 April 2014: East -Asian Garbage, in Perspective

CITIES PROJECT Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis On 25 April 2014, the members of the Garbage Matters Project team will present their research projects. Location: Room E0.14C (Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48) Time: 3-6 pm The preparatory reading for this session...

Katarzyna Cwiertka lectured at the Dies Natalis

On the occasion of the 439th Dies Natalis (foundation day) of Leiden University, Professor Cwiertka lectured about the Japanese culture of wrapping. The lecture, which was titled: ‘Japanese wrapping culture: Esthetics vs. the environment’, addressed the history of...