Category: Transformations

Recycle the Classics

Literature is recycled material, a pretext for making more art. I learned this distillation of lots of literary criticism in workshops with children. I also learned…

Trash into Treasure

In a town in northern Peru, a community has stuffed trash into 7,000 half-liter plastic bottles, also known as eco-bricks, and built a library. The town has no…

Trash as Treasure

The adage “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure” rings true for all of us who have happily devoted our professional lives to the study of archaeology…

A Recycling (of) Tradition

At first glance, the indigenous women—known as cholitas—looked like all the others who dance in the festive parades that regularly weave through the…

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