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Dialogue 2: Plastic Pollution in the Laurentian Great Lakes: Industry and Invisibility

A program of:
Plastic Heart: Surface All the Way Through

Wednesday, October 6, 6pm–7:30pm EDT
With Ian Arturo, Dr. Sara Belontz, Tegan Moore, Mary Mattingly, Alice (Xia) Zhu, with moderator Kelly Jazvac

How can arts-based thinking and working make viable contributions to plastics pollution research? In this panel, artists engaged critically with plastics join scientists studying plastics pollution. The intent is to exchange research and methods and close knowledge gaps towards generating creative and actionable approaches to tackling plastics pollution as a “wicked” problem. We will examine the effects that collaborative working methods have on both scientific and artistic processes and will discuss shared research outputs such as nurdle sampling, industry mapping, chemical analysis, and material practice.

Video courtesy of 4th SPACE Concordia University.