Secondhand Travels of a Global Scrap Man

Secondhand Travels of a Global Scrap Man


Nov 17 2019
, 1PM- 2PM

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Recorded on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1:00pm

Speaker: Adam Minter, author of Secondhand Travels of a Global Scrap Man

Adam Minter grew up the son of a Jewish Minneapolis scrap metal dealer. Rather than take up the business, he took up the pen and became one of the foremost chroniclers of the global recycling industry. His reporting has taken him from Minnesota to China, Ghana to Brazil. In this talk, Minter will reflect on the unexpected universality of a Jewish junkyard childhood. He’ll also offer insights into his new book, Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale, and what a scrap bubbie can teach everyone about globalization.

This program is presented in relation to the Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling exhibit, on view October 27, 2019 – April 2020. Tickets to public programs include admission to the Museum.

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