My presentation went a little like this (without words of explanation, for now):
- Define more precisely my definition of "waste" (which ranges from building materials - which are "not so trashy" - to food scraps - which are more "trash")
- Is an examination of rubble too narrow? what exactly would the theoretical premise be?
- What is the desired result in the end? (new building typologies based on a conception of new building blocks, or a designed... waste-to-energy plant like BIG?)
- What is the ideal context for this work? Post-catastrophe? Daily waste management (i.e. demolition, etc.)?
As I started down this path, I got both excited and discouraged: excited that this could be something cool to explore with few tried architecture possibilities (outside of repurposing various building materials in the spirit of Rural Studio) - and apprehensive that this might then, mean, that for further research, I would need to visit some pretty smelly places.