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Clean Cargo: Applied

Linz, AT // Online
Time's Up Laboratories // Online
25.09.2020 - 31.10.2020

Clean Cargo APPLIED

90% of Everything is transported by sea and pretty much everything gets transported before we use it. Thus the question of the cleanliness, or lack thereof, of transport practices is crucial. Logistics are, to a great extent, the gears of trade. As we all know, if the gears are grinding, then they are destroying something. Recent reports of freighters' poisonous exhausts, of freighters running up on reefs, of transport workers stuck far from home all indicate that there is something grinding badly in the gears of commerce.

This series of talks will introduce distinct elements of the global network of transport and cargo, whether it is the chains of supply of fashion, foodstuffs or electronics, the practices of transport labour, the tax optimisations and responsibility dodging of hidden networks of ownership or the toxic emissions of modern transport.
Precise dates & times for single speakers are about to be published soon.