Alma Onali, PhD, University of Tampere
“My research is about the plastics crisis, waste and unravelling the human waste relationship. All human activity generates waste, and dealing with it is essential for our future on this planet of limited resources. Philosophical, cultural and social reflection on the relationship between people and waste is, in my view, an integral part of an ecologically sustainable future. How we see ourselves in relation to the waste we produce and how we treat it matters.
I want to come to the Science Attic to read, think, reflect, be inspired and meet other researchers. I am at the beginning of my dissertation path, so in addition to specific research topics, I would like to talk to others about doing research in general and the everyday life of a researcher. I long to be surrounded by a working community and like-minded people with whom I can have interdisciplinary discussions on more or less shared interests.”