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What We’re Throwing Away

April 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Carl Zimring wrote the book on garbage. Well, several actually. He has written about environmental racism and scrap recycling and edited the two-volume Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage. His most recent work is Aluminum Upcycled, which explores how discarded materials are fashioned into goods of greater value, focusing on aluminum and its crucial role in post-WWII design. With an eye to how attitudes about waste shape culture, institutions, and inequalities, Zimring will offer a uniquely well-informed perspective on the past, present, and future of garbage.

Preorder your copy of Aluminum Upcycled through the CHF box office and save 20%.

A book signing will follow this program.

Details

Date:
April 29, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Website:
http://tickets.chicagohumanities.org/shows/204%20-%20what%20we're%20throwing%20away/info

Organizer

Chicago Humanities Festival
Phone:
(312) 494-9509
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/chicagohumanities/

Venue

Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 US
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