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NYU’s Nagle to Deliver Public Lecture, “The Twist-Ties that Bind: Garbage, New York City, and You”—Dec. 8

November 30, 2010

Robin Nagle, a New York University anthropologist and the New York City Department of Sanitation’s anthropologist-in-residence, will deliver “The Twist-Ties that Bind: Garbage, New York City, and You,” a lecture recounting how the city’s garbage connects New Yorkers to one another as well as to history, politics, infrastructure, and technology, on Wednesday, December 8, 7 p.m. in NYU’s Philosophy Building (5 Washington Place [room 101] at Mercer Street).

Nagle, whose book Picking Up will be published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, is the director of NYU’s Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program.

The lecture, part of the Freshkills Park Talks, is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.788.8277. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

This lecture is co-sponsored by the New York City Department of Sanitation, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought at NYU.

Freshkills Park Talks is a lecture series on topics related to the reclamation and development of Freshkills Park. The series is organized by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation in conjunction with a variety of citywide partners.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Graduate School of Arts and Science, NYU in NYC, Events and Traditions, Research, Arts and Science, Around the Square, Events

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Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

Nagle to Deliver “The Twist-Ties that Bind: Garbage, New York City, and You”—Dec. 8

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