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Taboo Subjects: Nance Klehm

Wednesday, October 21, 4:15 pm5:45 pm
Sullivan Galleries,
33 S. State St., 7th floor
Chicago, IL
United States

Foul Odors and Loathsome Sites:  a Practical Reorientation to our Wastestreams

The Anthropocene Age has arrived, in which homo sapiens is decimating species whilst exponentially growing its own numbers. At a time when the word organic defines responsible living, how do we put two and two together and harvest the rich minerals and organisms present in human excrement? How can it be turned into compost, used to grow plants for human consumption? As much a cultural taboo as an environmental taboo, Nancy Klehm will help pull the thorn of our prejudices and demonstrate that there is a real solution.

The Taboo Subjects series is organized by Ben Nicholson. Presented with Sullivan Galleries and the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

The William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lecture Series is free and open to the public. AIA Learning Units available for most lectures and events.