E-Waste Tsunami Exhibition in The Atlantic Magazine and Wired

e-waste worker in New Delhi. Image: Shaun Fynn

e-waste workers in New Delhi. Image: Shaun Fynn

An article by Jessica Leigh Hester in The Atlantic Magazine’s City Lab section looks at the e-waste Tsunami exhibition on view at the Sheila Johnson Center through March 27. Adele Peters also covered the exhibition for FastCo. The exhibition, a collaboration betweenStudioFYNN and Parsons School of Design’s MFA Industrial Design program, traces the journey of electronic products from the desktops of affluent households to the poorest corners of the world, defining new ways to see and connect the global ecosystems behind the creation, use and disposal of e-waste. As noted in the exhibition, e-waste typically exposes workers and those living near e-waste recycling centers to dangerous materials, including heavy metals, with potentially devastating effects on health and well-being.

e-waste Tsunami
Sheila Johnson Center
5th Avenue at 13th Street
Open daily 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
Free Admission