The participation in the public lecture series at the Goethe University Frankfurt is free of charge. It is organized by the research group PlastX, which since 2015 has been investigating the social role of plastics and its effects on the environment from an interdisciplinary perspective and has included the disciplines of sociology, geography, biology and chemistry.
PlastX is a joint project led by the ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research together with the Goethe University of Frankfurt and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. PlastX is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Below, you find the sequence of lectures organized by the research group PlastX for the summer semester of 2019
Living in the Plastic Age – Perspectives from the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
Cultural Perspectives on Plastic Packaging
Prof. Karin Wagner, Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg
Chemikalien in food packaging und Co: Risikobewertung, Regulation und politische Diskussion
Dr. Jane Muncke, Food Packaging Forum
Der schwere Weg zur Kreislaufwirtschaft
Dr. Henning Wilts, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Plastic Expertise and the Paradox of the Circular Economy
Prof. Alice Mah, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick
Plastic as a Political Material
Prof. Gay Hawkins, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
03 July (HZ 1)
Do Microplastics pose a Toxicological Risk in the Environment?
Prof. Alistair Boxall, Department of Environment and Geography, University of York
4 pm c.t., HZ 3
Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
60323 Frankfurt am Main
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