Discarded: Unmasking & Understanding the Waste Stream
2021 Lear-Conant Symposium
Presented by the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment at Connecticut College

Join us for a full day, virtual symposium with experts from across the country as we explore the diverse and often unanticipated ways that human-generated wastes impact local and global ecosystems, as well as human communities. It probes the scale and forms of capitalism’s indelible contributions to the stratigraphic markers of a still-to-be-defined Anthropocene. Drawing from recent research in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities, it examines the structures, human impacts, ecological outcomes, and long-term implications of waste and discard in the twenty-first century.

A full day of talks, interactive online engagement, and the live streamed waste interactive, Purged Possessions (stay tuned for more details on the live stream!).

This symposium is FREE and open to all, thanks to our generous sponsors: The Lear-Conant Symposium, Beaver Brook Endowed Fund, Jean Thomas Lambert Endowed Lecture Fund, Co-sponsored by the Connecticut College Office of Sustainability, the Environmental Studies Program, the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, and the Anthropology Department.

Register today, and we will email you the Zoom link a few days before the conference.

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