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Juliet Schor

Friday, October 7, 2011, 7–9 pm

Talk, Featured

Portrait of Juliet Schor

Juliet Schor, professor of sociology at Boston College, discusses how the confluence of sustainability imperatives, economic stagnation, and digitally enabled creativity has given rise to a movement of connected consumption. On- and off-line, people are sharing, swapping, collaborating, renting, gifting, trading, and teaching. Innovations such as Freecycle, time banks, and co-working make it possible for households to live low-impact, high-satisfaction lives anchored in rich social networks and financial independence. Professor Schor will share her findings on the present and future of a development that is likely to transform daily life in dramatic ways.

Photo: courtesy Juliet Schor

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