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Waste.Agency comments book Stage 1, Leadenhall, 23rd Oct 14 - 3rd February 2015 - click image to enlarge

The comments book was opened on 23rd October 2014 capturing 152 written comments from 1,662 visitors with whom we conversed.  A 10% comment rate is higher than would be expected at such an intervention.  What proved striking for everyone involved in the Waste.Agency was the supportive and engaging nature consistent throughout the remarks written and typed below; blog post to follow shortly.

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Waste.Agency 23rd October 2014 1. Best show I’ve seen today! Thanks for brightening up my afternoon. 2. A really interesting exhibition! I will be back with friends! 3. A GREAT EXPERIENCE, SO FUN!!! 4. Amazing evening at Waste.Agency! 5. SO GREAT MUSIC

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Waste.Agency 28th October 2014 6. fascinating – I walked past the other day and saw a guy playing the flute – really caught my imagination and so I bought my wife and children up to see. 7. GOOD WORK – THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO SEE IN THIS CITY. ART MAKES A GREAT CHANGE FROM FINANCE ETC.

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Waste.Agency 29th October 2014 8. It doesn’t half make you think. 9. A most intriguing and informative 30 minute!! Thanks for the conversation 10. Great 20 minutes discussion. All the best. 11. Good on you - death to 'stuff...'

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Waste.Agency 31st October 2014 12. Enthusiastic approach. V. funny my pod. My little Aspergers boy loved all the old gaming tech. Would be nice to move the debate on from finger wagging and humour is a start. 13. Rewarding to see such a bold innovative . well done! Rick Thornton 14.Nice to see how “garbage” can be turned in something beautiful 15.Thankyou for the warm hospitality – you’re great & doing a great job. Keep on - thank you 16.Stimulating, provoking, warming! Do keep on-more needed

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Waste Agency 3rd November 2014 17. ENJOYED MY EXPERIENCE. 18. Genuinely thought provoking 19. PAul Andy Idy – loved it. late Night – PRIVate Show

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Waste Agency 5th November 2014 20. Really interesting, educational and thought provoking 21. I SAW A LADY IN A [tights] DRESS YESTERDAY, MAKING THE TIGHTS BALL. [referring to London Cannon Street train station} COINCIDENCE THIS PLACE WAS CONNECTED! FOOD FOR THOUGHT! SAM 22. Interesting + positive to bring the sustainability/responsibility debate into the City – the place perhaps with the greatest potential for impact/change. Phil

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Waste Agency 5th November 2014 23. Delighted to see this project gaining momentum. Encouraging conversations like these will hopefully lead to people pressuring political and business leaders to work towards long-sighted positive change. Rick Das

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Waste.Agency 6th November 2014 24. Michael Connor, Chairman, IUA Legal and Regulatory Committee [Speak at stage 2 regarding reasons for regulation] 25. Well done keep going & make people AWARE of waste & consumption! Thank you Natalie. 26. Twas Really good - Sitrucdon@

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Waste.Agency 7th November 2014 27. It is the way you’ve done it that makes it so special. Intriguing conversations from places where we could think the don’t exist. Congratulations! 28. Just found out about the Waste Agency yesterday and came to listen to John Wood speak about metadesign. Extremely interesting talk, great discussion and fascinating initiative. Will pop in again soon! Marina

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Waste.Agency 7th November 2014 29. Thanks for a really interesting talk, really great with the conversation afterwards as well, bringing up different views. 30. Really interesting talk by John – lots to take away: recombining, synergies! 31. Very interesting, innovative + brave. Hope it proves a real catalyst to questioning the status quo & change. Lucy Anne

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Waste.Agency 7th November 2014 32. These days, I rarely get inspired by going to art exhibitions. Including big museums, little galleries or alternative spaces. I came here, saw the art, listened to the music, felt the concept and the space…and I’m inspired again DM 33. Really cool…more please. Hywel Jones 34. Reaffirmed my optimism for truly alternative spaces in the beautiful shitpit, called London. KEEP ON. Tom Bash

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Waste.Agency 7th November 2014 35. Fantastic space that should be used for more. I’m an ex HMV employee that has seen. Matt Cargill 36. Bello, STRANO, Magico, interessente, Diverso, Differente, forse tourere, forse no, il bello dell instante, grazie Paulo

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Waste Agency 10th November 2014 37. I think it’s great to see some awareness being brought into the City. Interesting art and ideas! Thanks, Sam 38. A very interesting place… good luck for FRIDAY!! Thanks Paul 39. Inspiring, therapeutic, creative and for Music with Mikey. Sharing is great. Abs

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Waste Agency 10th November 2014 40. Very inspiring project! Vittone 41. This is the first time I’ve thought about playing an instrument in 40 years! It was fun, creative and liberating. Thanks, Tanya

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Waste.Agency 11th November 2014 42. They will not be forgotten - ? May this place stay open for a while. May it’s philosophy spread, here, in the city. Cynthia Harrod-Eagles “The Founding” 43. It’s amazing that a place like this exists (despite being a short while) in a city which functions to almost oppose everything we see in it. The shop is a great statement and work of art/message in itself. Please keep going! Hannan

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Waste.Agency 12th November 44. Hope you manage to keep this running through Xmas! It’s a good antidote to all the shopping that’s about to happen! 45. Leave it open – why couldn’t you, - city is scared. Great vehicle for debate! 46. LOVED THE CONCEPT AND EXECUTION MADE ME THINK. HOPE YOU WIDEN THE DEBATE 47. Very Good. Thought Provoking. Excellent.

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Waste.Agency 12th November 48. I work in the City and have only just realised this exhibition is here. Please stay! I’d love to see/hear more and get more involved. Sally Bower 49. Very good concept. Very thought provoking. Good luck, it’s very difficult to change the world! 50. Shame this fantastic showcase can’t stay here longer …

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Waste.Agency 12th November 2014 51. Nice Space. Excellent… 52. Normally hate this sort of stuff, but really like it! 53. You really cheered me up, was having a pretty shit day before coming in here

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Waste.Agency 14th November 2014 54. very uncomfortable, hugely interesting Aleric Edwards 55. Really makes people to think, made me. Kastler 56. RESPONSIBILTY SHOULD SUPERCEDE RIGHTS 57. Great show, lots of food for thought. Especially like the old video games. – Robin.

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Waste.Agency 17th November 2014 58. In these types of efforts I always appreciate it if we can receive as concrete as possible tips regarding how we reduce our carbon footprint. Where to recycle phones? Where to recycle electronics? How much damage is done when burning/not recycling electronic items? How much of this damage can be prevented/reduced? What long term effects could we see/are seeing already?

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Waste.Agency 17th November 2014 59. I believe in a better future and in the awakening of the collective conscience, in the need to preserve our planet. I believe in all that and yet it’s hard to live by it. I’d be interested in having structures and be given alternatives on how to preserve our planet and live in a more sustainable environment.

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Waste.Agency 17th November 2014 60. Delightful show! Purchased an X tissue which will be displayed in my hall way. A.Doughty www.adamdoughty.com 61. LOVED IT! ART COUNCIL SHOULD GIVE FUNDS for things like this Adaver3@

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Waste.Agency 18th November 2014 62. Interesting to have something like this in the city. 63. Instead of dropping your rubbish everywhere – RECYCLE IT AT HOME its your country & life don’t be lazy & Dirty

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Waste.Agency 18th November 2014 64. It’s Interesting and got me thinking. I think it’s a start of a number good discussions Eric 65. Very Interesting It makes you think of all our choices. V.BUKUROSHI

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Waste.Agency 19th November 2014 66. One man’s waste is another man’s pleasant (wasted time) lunchtime playing a computer game. This stuff all doesn’t seem like rubbish, it’s just the normal things we live with..[this line was crossed out]…(wasted thoughts), (wasted ink), (wasted space) [written by a banker who returned several times with different colleagues from a major German bank, amending his comment each time] 67. Intriguing. How do we value things…?

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Waste.Agency 20th November 68. Extremely thought provoking K. Padoyochee 69. Dead interesting!! D.Lowe, IUA (International Underwriters Association) Monday 24th November 70. Lucrezia Paa Very Interesting I want to find out more! 71. I didn”t know what to expect, and I don’t Know what I found! But I will continue to think about it.

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Waste.Agency 24th November 72. Awesome – as everybody says thought provoking. Cheered up my day enormously. Keep Going 73. Very interesting – thank you! I will think more about the real value of this

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Waste.Agency 17th November 2014 74. Thought provoking Monday 24th November 75. Thought provoking!! Good luck with the project! Ruddy

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Tuesday 25th November 76. The waste of technology ---- It is more cost effective to buy new and throw away than to replace broken parts. Eg. Samsung colour printer. Cost of printer less than cost of a single part within that printer. The hardware is a route to sell the consumables sell hardware at a loss….. 77. Thanks for making me think. A wonderful free lunch. JPEW

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Waste.Agency 25th November 2014 78. Thoroughly interesting & though it provoking stuff from great forward….love the dust coins & the mypod! James Clovey 79. Great Idea to mix Art and Finance. We need to see more initiatives like these AG

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Waste.Agency 27th November 2014 80. Very thought promoting but not sure I “get” it. Will return soon. Hati Friday 28th November 81. A remarkable subversive attempt of waking us all think about our waste age

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Waste.Agency 1st December 2014 82. NICE TO HAVE SOMETHING IN THE CITY THANKS YOU THINK Asks QUESTIONS CONSUMERISM. A SORBET BETWEEN BUYING OVERPRICED COFFEE & LUNCH PAUL

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Waste.Agency 2nd December 2014 83. The walk-in tour way most instructive and insightful. I like the fact that the A.C [Arts Council England}. is sponsoring this worthwhile event – MORE LIKE THIS PLEASE - Dust Money and rejuvenated VHS/Album covers extremely good to see. Thanks guys – Thank you for tour - Today’s quote The venue has a SLAP-DASH Panache. MDU

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Waste.Agency 2nd December 2014 84. Tim Short This has been fantastic insight into what happens to my childhood memories & what we’ve taken for granted & left behind. I never realised the impact I’ve had on a landfill somewhere.

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Waste.Agency 3rd December 2014 85. mentally stimulating I really thought “thought provoking” but 984 people had already put that 86. I don’t usually leave my desk at lunch time as I don’t want to buy anything. Today I left my desk saw some interesting stuff, meta nice ? and heard some interesting things. 87.How refreshing 88. Very interesting to see and spots like this in the city. more please! 89. Very interesting an eye opener - Help one to think seriously of future lriss

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Waste.Agency 4th December 2014 90. What a great idea - let’s think how we can reduce consumption, re-use, re-think. 5th Deccember 2014 91. a good reminder of what is sufficient! 92. Thought provoking 93. Mentally coerced into writing a comment, lots of interesting ideas, some potential solution being highlighted might provoke more discussion ( or maybe bias people going forward)

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Waste.Agency 5th December 2014 94. This feels like a very worthwhile experiment, very deep, with many layers. I wish you the very best and hope your positive message is well received. X 95. Thoughtful, intertextuality, informative tour of works and the premise of the group. Thanks for the good work.

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Waste.Agency 8th December 2014, 96. a worth while visit - great Rocks - Colm Nolan 97. Very interesting. I like that the surface of a deep subject has been scratched. Thank you. 98. Great visit, will be back soon - Thanks. Natalie 99. A great insight in modern day life, will be back to view more Tuesday 9th December 100. Interesting, fun. What next? How can we help? 101. A good reminder of who we are and what we should do - think! 102. Very interesting

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Waste.Agency 10th December 2014 103. An interesting addition to the City, thank you! 104. It’s great to have an interesting conversation in the city at last 105. I live in Balfron tower! And ... [?] ”glad we stopped by!” 106. I work in the City and am encouraged that this project is engaging with us. Lots to think about and not sure it change lives but it needs to.

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Waste.Agency 11th December 107. Absolutely fascinating - the best use of a previously empty shop site. I have ever seen - Good Luck. Michael Ward 108. Incredible - in one word. 109. #1st Classmarketing Best window advertising I ever seen - keep it up 12th December 2014 110. Interest great to see you! 111. what an interesting concept

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Waste.Agency 13th December 2014 112. wonderfully thought providing 14th December 2014 113. very timely going to see this in the row up to Christmas - Too much waste. 114. How much have I ever thrown away? 15th December 2014 115. Missed the talk but intrigued by the whole display

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Waste.Agency 16th December 2014 116. Interest piqued - thoughts provoked 117. Extremely interesting exhibition especially in the heart of capitalism 118. Excellent – certainly makes you think 119. Very interesting and thoughtful provoking exhibition , it’s nice to see a vacant shop being put to good code. 120. I came back because my kids (9&4) told me to.

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Waste.Agency 17th December 2014 121. Good idea. Keep on mixing it up 18th December 2014 122. Thought provoking! Thank you! - Eve 123. Great evening John, love it!! - It was great to meet different artists part of the project tonight

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Waste.Agency 19th December 2014, 124. Good chance to stop and think….Different use of space in the city! Great! 125. Interesting-very thought provoking and actually quite shocking. I will recommend viewing to others. Thank you! 21st December 2014 126. Amazing work going on here, great to see it and looking forward to how it grows, Well done, Diane, Folkestone

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Waste.Agency 6th January 2015 127. John, thank you for the chat, I will follow this initiative with some interests. 6th January 2015 128. I’m going to “THINK” and come back 8th January 2015 129. Interests set-up-thought provoking! Will come back for talks!! 13th January 2015 130. Great to see much a discussion in the city!

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Waste.Agency 5th January 2015 131. Thank you for wonderful place to come and visit. Wayne (New Orleans, LA, USA) Friday 16th January 2015 132. It’s so nice to see something like this in the city, very unexpected and thought provoking, a pleasant interruption to my day.

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Waste.Agency 19th January 2015 133. I’m glad a space like this exists. Even it only a temporary fixture. I hope the conversation must are head here are transcendent and transcend me thoughts of more concerned . Andy x January 2015 134. You’re on the money! 21th January 2015 135. Really interesting show - thanks very much for personal talk good luck with the rest of your time here, I will come back. All the best. - Ken

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Waste.Agency 27th January 2015 136. “BREATH OF FRESH AIR! ” DAVID C 28th January 2015 137. “Fascinating - I’ll be back!!” Barrie D 29th January 2015 138. WOW! - V. thought provoking. Need to get schools to come down to open up their eyes! - Saduin 139. Thought provokingg - especially so given the context of the exhibition location. Gary 140. yes. - Anne 141. Fascinating, lovely place, great timing & beautiful work. I’ll be back. - James 142. Wish I had more time to explore. - Rob

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Waste.Agency 30 January 2015 143. Great place / exhibition, prompting great questioning 1st February 2015 144. Stopped here by chance to find the ideas put out by the objects and the talk with John, really really thought provoking / scary. A great sadly ending exhibit. James Redford 145. Thought provoking, inspiring and terrifying in equal meaning. Worth thinking about + discussing, thank you - Kati xxx

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Waste.Agency 2nd February 2015 146. Good stuff, sorry to see you go. Tim 147. All very interesting stuff. Hope the project continues and raises more awareness. - Allison working for a shipping Insurance Co. 148. It was great to see the wonderful exhibition. - Kristian Cltionehsth DK 149. An interesting project, run by exceptional people. Thank you. Sam and Asena from Turkey. 150. John, this has been very interesting, intriguing and thought-provoking! Keep it up !! Oh yeah!! - Paul

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Waste.Agency 3rd February 2015 151. Sorry to see you go. Pleased that awareness being brought to the streets of commerce. 152. Very interesting. You must put a funding / tax registry on your website. Good luck Chris London

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