University for everyone Collegium generale

Lecture series

Plastic: Magic Material and Global Burden

Plastic has conquered the world and bestowed it with lightness, speed and beauty. And pollution: Plastic contaminates oceans and soil. Plastic fades but does not disappear. Plastic is artificial and a piece of art. Plastic confronts us and the planet with contradictions and challenges that demand a response. The lecture series of the Collegium geneale explores the multiple facets of plastic from interdisciplinary perspectives and offers a closer look at this dazzling material through the lens of archaeology, history, arts, medicine, natural science, economics, law and engineering.

Program in German only