Mongo, refuse or resource? Residual narrations, an opportunity for the development of critical thinking and creative capacity.
Augusto Zubiaga, Lourdes Cilleruelo.
In ‘mongo, refuse or resource?’ we investigate the opportunities offered by the utilization of waste/retrieved products as a teaching resource for the development of critical thinking and creative capacity. Focussing on this uncertain and fluctuating transactional sphere allows us to access new dimensions when we undertake an intellectual dynamic of our sociocultural surroundings and when we accept and understand our values and how they can fluctuate. Entering the mongo dimension entails a shift of perspective when we attempt to tell ourselves stories in a creative way, because it allows us to speculate directly about the value of our objects, which leads us ineluctably to a constant rereading of our own identity, starting from that which we strive to conserve, as well as what we would like to dispose of – at least until others show that they would like to possess it.