- 03 Ghana dumping site.jpg
- 03 Ghana dumping site.jpg

Stadtarbeit – City Work


Buying for the Rubbish Dump (documentary film)

mathak + mahlknecht

3.10.2012, 4.30pm–6pm

Wear and tear is pre-programmed in many products. Whether lamp bulbs, computers or mobile phones, the customer is persuaded not to have a defective device repaired, but to discard the old and buy a new one. This intentional, limited service life is called “built-in obsolescence”. The documentary addresses this phenomenon and casts a critical glance at the modern throwaway society. A talk with the director Cosima Dannoritzer follows the film.