Psicologia & Sociedade
On-line version ISSN 1807-0310
MELO, Maria de Fátima Aranha de Queiroz e et al. Scraps turn into toys: translations made from rubbish. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.2, pp. 114-121. ISSN 1807-0310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822007000200015.
In this article we call attention to the necessity of taking responsibility for the destination of the waste we generate, proposing an alternative use. The Actor-Network Theory was used as a theoretical methodological instrument for the Projeto Sucata (Scrap Project) developed by the staff of the Brinquedoteca da Universidade (University's Toy Library) and whose goal has been to transform waste scraps into toys with the participation of children from a low-income neighborhood of a city in Minas Gerais. Translation and mediation were used as concepts for describing the process of transformation that occurred among all the parts involved.
Keywords : Scrap-toy; actor-network theory; translation; mediation.