If we are what we throw away, then what we throw away is worth a close look. Join Gelf on Monday, February 20, at 7:30 pm at The Gallery at LPR for Geeky Garbage, a look at that most overlooked aspect of the overlooked—civilization’s waste. We’ll have on hand the New York City sanitation department’s resident anthropologist, an expert on some of the city’s earliest landfills, and a trash artist to talk about what really happens when we throw something in the trash, and how it impacts everyone.

Our speakers will be Robin Nagle, anthropologist-in-residence at the NYC Sanitation Department and a professor at NYU; Howard Warren, an elementary-school science teacher and one of the city’s leading experts on its oldest garbage dumps; and Max Liboiron, trash artist and plastic pollution activist.

The Geeking Out on garbage will be held Monday, February 20, at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm) at the Gallery at LPR at 158 Bleecker St. in Manhattan. There is no admission charge, though your voluntary contribution will help defray the costs for this and other great Gelf events. Drinks will be available. Please spread the word and bring your friends.

The Gallery at LPR (Official site, map)
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012
Blocks from A/C/E/B/D/F/M/N/R/1/6 trains
Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.

Attendees must be 21 or older, as per Le Poisson Rouge rules. (Email vjvalk [at] gmail.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend. The farther in advance, the better; no guarantees.)