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The Garbage Patch State: Ocean Plastics Pollution



The Garbage Patch State: Ocean Plastics Pollution

The Georgetown University Italian Research Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, is pleased to sponsor a conference dedicated to raising awareness of the environmental harmful impact of plastic pollution in our oceans and to the global marine ecosystem.

Maria Cristina Finucci will show, with numerous images, all the “actions” of THE GARBAGE PATCH STATE, the new Federal State she founded at the Paris UNESCO in 2013 to create awareness about the critical problem of plastic choking our Oceans.  Through art she is addressing this previously unknown phenomenon.  In just five years she has provided visibility to the plastic pollution in our oceans through her monumental installations placed in strategic locations around the world.  These exhibits have attracted positive artistic reviews as well as increasing understanding about this serious environmental issue.


Maria Cristina Finucci 
Architect & Artist 
Founder of The Garbage Patch State

Laura Parker 
Senior Staff Writer at The National Geographic 
Washington, DC


John McNeill, Ph.D. 
University Professor 
School of Foreign Service 
Georgetown University


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MORE INFO: click here (Georgetown University website)

Intercultural Center Auditorium
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets NW 
Washington, DC 20057



Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time: From 5:30 pm To 7:00 pm

Organized by : Georgetown University

In collaboration with : Embassy of Italy, IIC Washington

Entrance : Free - Reservation May Be Required


Georgetown University: Intercultural Center Aud.