The Traveling Box: Containers as the Global Icon of Our Era
November 8, 9, 10, 2007 - UC Santa Barbara
The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) and the Center for Work, Labor and Democracy at UC Santa Barbara are pleased to host the conference The Traveling Box: Containers as the Global Icon of Our Era at the UC Santa Barbara campus November 8, 9, and 10th, 2007. This conference is one of three major events hosted by the University of California to mark the 20th anniversary of the UC President's Humanities Initiative.
The conference will focus on containers and containerization as a broad umbrella under which to consider:
• the social, economic, and cultural impact of the shipping container
• the impact of the container on urban geography, supply chains, environmental and security issues
• the shipping container as material object/raw material to be appropriated, recycled, and adapted for multiple uses
Additional conference sponsors include: Harry Bridges Institute, UCLA; The Business, Society and Culture Program, Drew University, and J Staal Storage Solutions.
Conference Held In: McCune Conference Room, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center 6020 HSSB, UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
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