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Maximalist assemblage

[en] Similarly, we might be able to hold the iPhone in our hands, but we should also be aware that the network of its consequences is vast: server farms absorbing massive amounts of electricity, Chinese factories where workers die by suicide, devastated mud pit mines that produce tin. It is easy to feel like a minimalist when you can order food, summon a car or rent a room using a single brick of steel and silicon. But in reality, it is the opposite. We are taking advantage of a maximalist assemblage. Just because something looks simple does not mean it is; the aesthetics of simplicity cloak artifice, or even unsustainable excess.

*The empty promises of Marie Kondo and the craze for minimalism* (cache)

Cela résonne fort avec À côté de nous le déluge où il est question d’externalisation du travail et de pillage des ressources. Facile d’avoir bonne conscience avec une écologie de privilégié·e lorsqu’on réduit en esclavage une bonne partie de la planète.