Patterns of a Pandemic: A documentation of COVID-19 masks sold, lost and discarded in a regional Australian city

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Abstract

Focussing on Albury, a regional service centre at the southern border of New South Wales, this study will provide a documentation of how elements of Personal Protective Equipment, in particular face masks, eventually became a pervasive component of the ur-ban litter landscape. While individual lost or discarded face masks are isolated artefacts, collectively, both spatially and chronologically, they become an indicator of human behav-iour and its response to the external stimuli. The aim of this report is to document, in photographic form, the sale, use and disposal of fitted face masks worn during 2021 as part of the public response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes examples of directions of face mask manufacture and use, exam-ples of face mask sales, as well as complimentary offerings, and examples of face masks lost or discarded in the urban environment.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAlbury, NSW
PublisherInstitute of Land Water and Society
Number of pages62
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Publication series

NameILWS Report
No.164

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