Telling time through lagoons of human waste at the Western Treatment Plant

November 7th, 2018

The guiding question of this field report to Melbourne’s sewage treatment plant concerns the temporalities intrinsic to human-made infrastructures.


How do human-made infrastructures govern our daily lives? What does human waste reveal about past and present lived realities, and what might be infered about possible planetary futures? A field trip to Melbourne’s sewage treatment plant invites an inquiry on the temporalities intrinsic to the infrastructures of human waste.