BFU Presents: Notes from the Underground Economies

Brisbane Free University is excited to invite you to an upcoming panel session on the underground economies of trash and treasure.  Who decides what gets consumed and what gets thrown away?  How does that affect our political economy more broadly?  And how might we reimagine our relationships to waste in order to build a more just world?  This session will feature two short presentations, followed by ample open discussion time.

About the presentations:

‘World-Class Waste, Shadow Economies and the Global City’ with David Boarder Giles, Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at University of Washington, Bothell, and “expert dumpster diver;”

‘The Skin of Commerce: the relationship between plastic packaging and food waste,’ with Gay Hawkins, Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland

When: Thursday 28th August, 6.30 pm

Where: Carpark under the Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary St, West End

As always, all are welcome, and the session is absolutely free.

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