SCARCITY EXCHANGES: Iain Boal and Lyla Mehta on Concepts of Scarcity

Event Date: 
Wed, 01/06/2011 - 19:30
Venue: 
Universtiy of Westminster, Marylebone Campus
Location: 
London, UK
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Scarcity Exchanges is a series of exchanges on and around the topic of scarcity, bringing together some of the leading thinkers in the field to expound on one of the most pressing, but often avoided, issues of the day.

Iain Boal is a social historian and co-founder of the Retort collective, an association of radical writers, artisans, and artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has taught at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of California, Berkeley and Santa Cruz. He is presently Research Fellow of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London.

Lyla Mehta is a sociologist at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, and editor of the recent publication The Limits to Scarcity. Her work is concerned with the politics of water scarcity and the linkages between gender, displacement, and resistance.

This event is free but registration is required.