ULEC

2392

Waste and Justice

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Waste and Justice

Spring 2019

Taught By: Timo Rissanen and Joel Towers

Section: L

CRN: 7723

Credits:

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. [This ULEC is in category 1, Tools for Social Change.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 100

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 4:42pm 2/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: L104

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/13/2019