"What is a Waterway, Anyway?"
Daniel Rinn, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Rochester
Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
de Witt Lecture Hall (Zabriskie Hall 106)
Daniel Rinn will ask his audience to reflect on the terms we use to describe our environment. By looking at a handful of historic "waterways" in New York, the division between "natural" and "unnatural" is not as easy to draw as one might initially think. A waterway is more than a means of transporting goods or people; waterways can transport ideas and culture as well. Integrating video clips, music, and visual art, Mr. Rinn will illustrate the reciprocal relationship between waterways and human culture.
Mr. Rinn's appearance is made possible with support from the Museum Association of New York (MANY), in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution's "Water/Ways" traveling exhibit, on display at Wells College through Sept. 29.
All talks in the fall 2019 Sustainability Perspectives series take place on Mondays at 12:20 p.m. in the de Witt Lecture Hall (Zabriskie Hall, room 106). For more information, contact Marian Brown, director of the Wells College Center for Sustainability and the Environment, at email@example.com or 315.364.3304.