7 February 2024, Rachael Taylor
Rachael Taylor, a fashion academic, creative artist, and podcast host shares how her alternative economies research transformed into an opportunity to deliver creative interventions in the form of a venue titled The Waste Exchange at Shangri-La in Glastonbury Festival. The Waste Exchange is a method of turning rubbish into a currency for exchangeable experiences that inspire audiences to have a closer relationship with their rubbish, each other, and their environment.
In 2022 at Shangri-La, the Waste Exchange expanded into a Re-use Waste Lab and Greenhouse Art Community Garden, with activities from skills swapping, community planting seeds of change, growing money with a message, transforming leftovers and reimagining scraps into vegetable dye for clothing waste. Rachael will be joined by one of her team members - Sara Fernee who runs the Bevendean Community Garden, forest club sessions and works with Food partnerships and initiatives across Brighton.
Rachael Taylor is a lecturer in the School of Art and Media.