Publications

Peer-reviewed publications:

Pyyhtinen, O., Zavos, S., Onali, A., Sutinen, U.-M. & Uusitalo, N. (accepted for publication) The decaying stuff of the Anthropocene: exploring contemporary trashscapes through ruination. Digithum (Special Issue ‘Thinking through ruination: theoretical and empirical approaches to the ruins of the Anthropocene’).

Pyyhtinen, O. (2023) Living with Unruly Waste: On More-than-Human Relations. In A. Franklin (ed) The Routledge International Handbook of More-than-Human Studies. Routledge.

Martinez, F. (2023) Time to fix: repair heuristics in Estonia and Portugaletnográfica 27(3)

Sutinen, U.-M. & Närvänen, E. (2023) Grocery Retailers’ Approaches to Discussion on the Food Waste Issue on Social Media. In K. Bäckström et al. (eds.) The Future of Consumption: How Technology, Sustainability and Wellbeing will Transform Retail and Customer Experience. Palgrave Macmillan.

Olsson, T.; Pyyhtinen, O.; Rantasila, A.; Laaksonen, S.-M.; Vigren, M.; Ylipulli, J. & Shawney, N. (2023) A User-Centered Lens into Digital Excess: Exploring the Superfluity and Environmental Burden of the Digital World. LIMITS, Ninth Computing within Limits 2023.

Lehtokunnas, T. & Pyyhtinen, O. (2023) Biowaste as Fluid Matter: Valuing Biogas and Biofertilisers as Assets in the Finnish Biogas Sector. Journal of Cultural Economy. https://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2023.2169324

Non-refereed publications:

Pyyhtinen, O. (2022) Sosiologian vieraanvaraisuus ja ulossuljettu kolmas [The Hospitality of Sociology and the Excluded Third]. Sosiologia 59(4): 317-322.

Pyyhtinen, O.; N. Uusitalo; U.-M. Sutinen; S. Zavos & A.Onali (2022). Jätteen jäljillä [On the traces of waste). Politiikasta, 8.11.2022.

 

Talks and conference presentations:

Pyyhtinen, O. (2023) Displacements between gift, poison, and waste: bringing art and scholarship into dialogue. Tampere University, 30 Nov. 

Martinez, F. (2023) Gifts in the Shadows: Offerings Stored Between Past and Future. Tampere University, 30 Nov.

Pyyhtinen, O. (2023) Object Lessons: Knowing with Waste. A talk in the Department talks series of the Sociology unit, University of Helsinki, 14 Nov.

Martinez, F. (2023) Keeping Things in the Dark. An Ethnography of Basements in Eastern Estonia. A talk at the Anthropology unit, University of Helsinki, 20 Oct.

Martinez, F. (2023) The Problem Is Bigger than the Hole. Mining Craters in Eastern Estonia. Rīga Stradiņš University, 29 Sept.

Sutinen, U.-M. (2023) Presentation at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Factors, Design and Education for Sustainability, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia, 14 August 2023. (Online)

Pyyhtinen, O.; Onali, A.; Sutinen, U.-M.; Uusitalo, N. & Zavos, S. (2023) Waste as posthuman critique. Presentation at the Opening the Bin 3 Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 16 June 2023.

Zavos, S. & Pyyhtinen O. (2023) Beyond micro & macro: a multi-scalar approach to studying waste. Presentation at the Opening the Bin 3 Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 16 June 2023.

Onali, A. (2023) Knowing-with plastic: How to deal with inorganic waste materialities in more-than-human ethnography. Presentation at the Opening the Bin 3 Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 15 June 2023.

Sutinen, U.-M. (2023) Tracing household waste: A practice theoretical approach. Presentation at the Opening the Bin 3 Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 15 June 2023.

Zavos, S. & Pyyhtinen, O. (2023) Containment and leakage: towards a general containerology. Invited talk at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 14 June 2023.

Onali, A.; Pyyhtinen, O.; Sutinen, U.-M.; Uusitalo, N. & Zavos, S. (2023) Waste as New Materialist Critique. Presentation at the annual sociology conference of the Westermarck Society, Tampere University, Finland, 24 March, 2023.

Lehtonen, T.-K. & Pyyhtinen, O. (2023) Why study voluntary dumpster diving? Presentation at the annual sociology conference of the Westermarck Society, Tampere University, Finland, 24 March, 2023.

Onali, A. (2023) Becoming-with plastics: How to deal with inorganic waste materialities in more-than-human research practices. Presentation at the Biennal Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society organised in Rovaniemi, Finland, 22 March.

Sutinen, U.-M. (2023) Nature/culture of household food/waste. Presentation at the Biennal Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society organised in Rovaniemi, Finland, 22 March.

Pyyhtinen, O. & Zavos, S. (2023) Garbography: knowing with waste. Presentation at the Biennal Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society organised in Rovaniemi, Finland, 22 March.

Pyyhtinen, O. (2023) The Waste Paradox: On Conflicting Modes of Valuing Waste. Keynote at the 11th annual Responsible Business Research Seminar organised at Tampere University, Finland, 16 March.

Pyyhtinen, O. (2022) Acquiring the Scavenger Gaze: Active Passion in Dumpster Diving. Presentation at the Finnish Association of Consumer Research autumn seminar organised in Helsinki, Finland, 18 Nov.

Onali, A. (2022) Becoming-sober as a posthuman, plastic-related subjectivity. Presentation at the Finnish Association of Consumer Research autumn seminar organised in Helsinki, Finland, 18 Nov.

Pyyntinen, O. (2022). Ontology of Waste: How Does Waste Make the Social? Guest lecture at Yuanpei College, Beijing University, China. 3 Nov. (Online)

Pyyhtinen, O. (2022): Leaky Realities of Waste: A Broken World Perspective on the Circular Economy. Online presentation at the Re-opening the circle: an interdisciplinary perspective into the Circular Economy workshop organized in Milan, Italy. 15 Sept.

 

Panels, workshops, and events organised

Displaced Gifts. An event organised by the Meanings and Workings of the Gift and WasteMatters projects together with the Relational Studies Hub at Tampere University, Finland, 30 Nov 2023.

Following waste flows: On more-than-human methodologies. An event organised by the WasteMatters and DECAY projects at Tampere University, Finland, 21 Sept 2023.

Sociology of Waste. A panel organised by Olli Pyyhtinen, Niina Uusitalo, and Stylianos Zavos at the annual sociology conference of the Westermarck Society, Tampere University, Finland, 24 March, 2023.

Waste and Excess in Everyday Consumption. A workshop organised by Ulla-Maija Sutinen together with Taru Lehtokunnas at the Finnish Association of Consumer Research autumn seminar, Helsinki, Finland, 18th Nov, 2022.

 

Talks for the general public

Pyyhtinen, O. (2023) Examining Society through the Lens of Waste. A short talk at the Science Slush event, Tampere University, 9 May.