Caroline Ektander is a Swedish Architect, writer and independent researcher with an unrelenting interest in understanding (- and engaging with) waste practices and politics in a time of ecological crisis.
Toxic commons is a platform that writes texts, organizes public programs and acts as a body of research in and around toxic dissemination and the environmental injustice inherent to it. It is born out of a shared appeal to better understand and shed light on the fact that certain humans, non-humans and in the long run, the earth system as a whole, bare the burden of its intensifying spread. However, as the elusive nature of the toxic is often hard to grasp and represent, and even more so, because the violence that it spreads is so slow and unspectacular, it is crucial to approach the subject via an interdisciplinary lens. Toxic Commons therefore want to strengthen and enable the collaboration between visual artists, cultural producers and scientific researchers around the complex relation between the causes and effects of toxic movement, as well as give space to its implicit contradictions.