The two-day conference Talking about Plastic Garbage draws from the wealth of experience gained during the international tour of the travelling exhibition “Out to Sea?”. Resulting from deeper insight into the educational practice at the various locations it raises questions about educational strategies and approaches with the goal of learning from experience. The participation is open to all persons interested in the exhibition as a learning space, in particular in the context of environmental issues.
On the first day experts and project partners discuss the following questions: what is the best way to explain complex contents related to the themes of plastic and the environment? How can people be appealed to and motivated? In which ways are the contents of the exhibition tied to the respective cultural, political and institutional situations and conditions? What is the potential as regards educational work in the learning and negotiation space “Exhibition” and where do the limits lie?
The evening event provides information about the current levels of plastic pollution in Mediterranean regions and offers insights into research practice. It is directed at a broad public.
On the second day of the conference various workshops expand the areas for thought and action in this thematic field.