All Our Stuff: Understanding Consumption

All Our Stuff: Understanding Consumption

Date & Time: Saturday, November 1, 9:30am – 4:00pm

Location:  Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Room TBA

Description:  Why do we have so much stuff? Why are our garages and storage lockers filled yet we still want more? Why do we have so much debt? Why do our children keep asking us for things and why do we buy it for them? How are the consequences of our purchases felt around the globe? These are the questions we explore. By looking at what we wear, what we eat, and where we travel, we examine questions of inequality and democracy, exclusion and belonging, diversity and imitation, cosmopolitanism and exploitation, and the global human and environmental impacts. We debate proposed solutions to the problems of consumption, including questions of returning to the local versus sharing globally.

Speaker: Carrie Yodanis

Ticketing Information:  $75, register online or call 604-822-1444

Open to public. Recommended for adult learners.

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