Accumulation and its discontents | Curio

Accumulation and its discontents

26 mins | Aug 28, 2020

A history of why we hoard, when we store, and who collects. Whether collecting, storing or hoarding, we’ve always had our issues with stuff — not least deciding what’s worth having. Astrid Van Oyen, assistant professor in Roman archaeology at Cornell University in New York, contemplates in Aeon magazine.

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