prochain séminaire : Canada’s waste flow, le 2 mars 2017

Le prochain séminaire de l’atelier aura lieu le 2 mars 2017 à 14, salle 604 au 18 rue Chevreul

Il sera consacré à une présentation du travail de Myra Hird

Myra J. Hird is Full Professor, Queen’s National Scholar, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (www.myrahird.com). Professor Hird is Director of Canada’s Waste Flow, an interdisciplinary research project focused on waste as a global scientific-technical and socio-ethical issue (www.wasteflow.ca), and Director of the genera Research Group (gRG), an interdisciplinary research network of collaborating natural, social, and humanities scholars focused on the topic of waste. Hird has published nine books and over seventy articles and book chapters on a diversity of topics relating to science studies.

Canada’s waste flow

Canada’s waste landscape is as much colonial as it is ecological, as much inherited as it is bequeathed to future generations to resolve. This presentation will provide an overview of the Canada’s Waste Flow research program, within which engineering and natural science, social science, and humanities scholars and graduate students are focusing on various case studies of waste (food waste, nuclear waste, mining waste, waste governance, waste transportation etc.). Through a compendium of field notes, participant observation, interviews, and archival research, my presentation will examine three Canadian waste landscapes that invite questions about what is and is not meant be seen, uncovered, dealt with, admired, entrusted, and forgotten. The presentation will reflect upon what it means to be interested in and curious about our waste legacy: how prepare for, represent, and participate in waste landscapes, attending as much to geo-biological processes as human political-economic practices.


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