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Scholars @ Hallwalls: Jaume Franquesa

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

“Messy Ground: Wind, Profits and Livelihoods”

Jaume Franquesa’s April 7th talk, “Messy Ground: Wind, Profits and Livelihoods,” offers a historically informed and ethnographically grounded study of the unparalleled development of wind energy in Spain. Franquesa, a professor of Anthropology, analyzes the contradictions pervading this process (local opposition, boom-and-bust cycles, and modest environmental benefits) and reveals them as the result of continuities with the inherited energy model, characterized by centralized decision-making, corporate control, and the concentration of production in marginalized rural regions. His talk is part of the new energy humanities approach, which develops a sociocultural understanding of energy and energy transitions.

Complimentary cheese and wine included in this free event.

Details

Date:
April 7
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States

Organizer

Humanities Institute