Ines Glowania


The Isolated System of Junk in Gaza

Israel’s economic blockade of the Gaza Strip affects every aspect of the country’s consumption. While products can still get in, garbage can’t get out, creating an isolated system of junk.

Residents face limited hours of electricity each day, a shortage of gas to run collection vehicles and limited materials for creating alternative solutions to waste management. The 365-kilometre enclave is filling up with waste.

Ines Glowania surveys Gaza's trash problem from the top-down and the bottom up, presenting an overview of the waste system and a series of interviews with local residents. This seemingly simple act of "taking the trash out" becomes a trigger for revealing the realities of living in Gaza and a warning about waste mismanagement within the closed system of planet Earth.

Tareq AL Hendi

The interviewees wish to remain anonymous for security

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