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Max Liboiron/C.L.E.A.R.: How We Do Science on Permanent Plastic Pollution
Start Date: 10/22/2017Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Date: 10/22/2017End Time: 3:00 PM

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How we do science on permanent plastic pollution 

On view October 22 to November 9: Opening reception and talk, “Cod Objects” by Max Liboiron, PhD, October 22 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

The Anthropocene is an epoch characterized by industrial wastes that permanently impact the Earth, like plastics. But that doesn't mean these material wastes are easy to see. Over 90% of marine plastics are smaller than a grain of rice. Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR) is a feminist marine science lab that creates citizen science tools and methods for monitoring marine plastics in remote areas. A major part of their work is learning how to see tiny plastics in vast oceans, as well as how to discern the larger power structures that allow these plastics to exist as ubiquitous and permanent waste in the first place. How we do science on permanent plastic pollution is an exhibition of eight images of specimens and seven black and white photographs by Bojan Furst.

How we do science on permanent plastic pollution is presented in conjunction with the Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia 2017 (ACP 2017). For more information, visit the site Anthropocene-curriculum.org


Max Liboiron, PhD is a feminist environmental scientist, science and technology studies (STS) scholar, and activist. As an Assistant Professor in Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Liboiron directs Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), a feminist, anti-colonial laboratory that specializes in grassroots environmental monitoring of marine plastic pollution.

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Name: Irene Cho
Phone: 215.571.3852
Email: itc25@drexel.edu
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