Dross City


  • Lydia Kallipoliti


Dross or techno-junk is threatening to take over and consume our cities, as exemplified by the Chinese city of Giuyu, a renowned recipient of electronic and toxic waste. Rather than reject dross as an unwanted and unsightly by-product of urban life, Lydia Kallipoliti invokes a change in approach that calls for the need to engage with techo-excrements, endorsing Slavoj Žižek's appeal for ‘more artificiality and less nature’. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.