Throughout the course of history, urban segregation has existed at almost every time and place, proposing challenges to anthropologists and urban planners. This isolation has caused differentiated urban spaces, accessible only to those admitted or accepted in the particular community.
Budapest really blew our minds. We were not expecting such massive buildings with Rococo flairs, but the most surprising aspect of the constructions was their impeccable appearance–clearly, their maintenance is of top priority to the local, and perhaps State, governments.
The concept of sustainable development has been around for decades, but issues with its theoretical definition and actual practice in the modern world are more prominent than ever. Defined as “a systemic concept, relating to the continuity of economic, social, institutional and environmental aspects of human society,” (“Sustainability”) sustainability is now fervently debated amongst many scholars, including anthropologists, economists and ecologists. Unni Wikan, Herman Daly, and William McDonough have provided different approaches to the concept of sustainability, differing both in functionality and potency. While Wikan and Daly complicate developmental theories, McDonough decides to engage in praxis, simplifying such theories and setting them into motion.
Some scholars have argued that when trying to understand environmental problems, one must draw information from various schools of thought in order to tackle the complexity of said troubles. Textile waste is no exception. The complexity of textiles, from conception, to extraction, to production and even waste, requires that this global issue be scrutinized from all its angles. The majority of textile waste, specifically low end textiles, is a product of a superficial ideology—an admiration for celebrities and newness in the form of wearables.