E-Waste Academy Scientists edition

EWAS stands for . This conference, organized by the and the consortium "" (StEP) has been running for 5 years and is one of the main events related to e-waste at the global level. This year it is held in Shangai, from the 1st to the 8th of November. It will gather PhD students, post-docs and early career researchers that are working on different aspects of e-waste, and it is a great place to establish connections and be up to date about the state of the field. Rafael Font has been invited to participate and has received a 500€ travel grant that covers part of the costs of the trip.

This invitation follows the submission of a short paper based on his findings during the fieldwork research in Accra, Ghana, under the title  Cable burning is one of the most hazardous activities carried out when dismantling old computers in order to recover all their valuable parts, and the pedal-powered cable shredder can be an appropriate technology solution inserted into the right environment: a Makerspace (a sort of communal workshop). The article submitted is accesible via the link provided, and the updates about this ongoing project can be followed via Twitter at .