This is a special issue of the journal Techniques & culture entitled ‘Fixing the world. Excess, Leftover and Innovation‘ leading on from the conference of the same name I attended in Marseille in November 2014. Stories and images from the Urban Alchemy project will feature.
Techniques & culture focuses in particular on the ethnology of techniques, from the most traditional to the most modern. It treats techniques as socio-cultural productions in their own right, in their relationship between men but also between societies and their environments. The journal also publishes theme issues.