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Who’s Going to Get the Goodies Globally?

Sustainability Series

Vince Matthews

  • Director, Colorado Geological Survey (Retired)

Join us for a lunchtime conversation at the intersection of geology, sustainability, and art—in the midst of the exhibition, Cu29: Mining for You.

Ongoing demands for mineral resources in the U.S., coupled with exploding economies in India and China, are straining energy and mineral resources in unprecedented and unnerving ways. Colorado’s former state geologist Vince Matthews will offer a chilling presentation about our dwindling mineral resources.

After the presentation, Phoenix artist Matthew Moore and ASU geologist Steve Semken will join Matthews in a free-wheeling discussion. Moore will showcase the Cu29 exhibition, a collaboration with London artist Clare Patey, ASU faculty, and students. The exhibition centers on the endangered elements in the periodic table, specifically copper, a mineral at the core of Arizona’s history, economy, environment, and cultural life.

Co-sponsored by the ASU Art Museum. Limited free parking available at the Ceramics Research Center on the northeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.