Waste and Justice

University Curriculum: University Curriculum

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Waste and Justice
Spring 2024
Taught By: Joel Towers
Section: L

CRN: 9674

Credits: 0

In this course led by the Tishman Environment and Design Center, students learn about the connections between waste, justice, design and activism, both personally and politically. Throughout the course the concepts of waste and justice are examined as human constructs with impacts on each other. As the world’s population increasingly urbanizes and the climate crisis worsens, the global economy risks breaching planetary boundaries with potentially irreversible consequences if societies continue to produce and consume at levels set by western standards. The course focuses on how issues of extractive production, linear consumption, and waste impact environmental justice communities, workers and vulnerable populations, while demonstrating through innovative examples how these groups are crucial to the solutions. Economists such as Raworth and Max-Neef provide inspiring economic frameworks for ways forward. The course brings together experts from different fields to share innovative design solutions, advocacy campaigns and scholarly research on waste and justice. The course suits students with a broad interest in sustainability and justice, and it has a bold goal: to empower and enable students to imagine unthinkable yet actionable futures. **Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.** [This ULEC is in category 1, Tools for Social Change.]

College: University Curriculum (UL)

Department: University Curriculum (UNIV)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 100

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:48pm EDT 5/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 10:15am - 11:30am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 106
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024