This year the AAG’s annual meeting is in Chicago from April 21-25. The schedule shows that presentations on discard studies at an all time high. However, the over 100 panels on waste and pollution are rarely grouped together in panels dedicated to the topic. Instead, they are case studies or topics of concern on panels about sustainability, urban development, watersheds, “odd objects,” neoliberalism, and a host of other topics. It would seem that in geography, discards have become a common way to look at other problems. Our dream (at Discard Studies) has arrived!
Below is a list of the few panels dedicated to waste, including the ones I have co-organized with Josh Lepawsky, followed by the long list of individual panels on waste and pollution. We hope to see you there!
8:00 AM: A Global Food Waste “Tour” I: Exploring the Phenomenon of Food Waste in the Global North and the Global South
10:00: A Global Food Waste “Tour” II: Exploring the Phenomenon of Food Waste in the Global North and the Global South
12:40: Making Other Worlds Possible III: Discards, Diverse Economies, and Degrowth I
2:40: Making Other Worlds Possible IV: Discards, Diverse Economies, and Degrowth II
10:00 AM: The Value of Capitalist Natures III: Life, Waste, Finance
8:00 AM: Environmental Pollution in the United States
Individual Sessions on Waste:
Individual Sessions on Pollution: