The GOVT/EAST/ENVS 304 “Environmental Politics and Democratization” class is presenting its eco-art project in Usdan University Center’s Huss Courtyard this month. The class is taught by Mary Alice Haddad, associate professor of government, environmental studies and East Asian studies.
All of the trash used to build this structure was collected on campus over two days. According to the class, this “Trash Structure” is meant both to highlight the absurd amount of trash generated on our campus every day, and to emphasize the fact that trash does not simply disappear once its primary purpose has been exhausted.
The “Wasted” man is meant to highlight the waste-ful nature at party culture at Wesleyan, and to encourage students to drink out of re-usable cups to reduce waste.