How Mass Mining Changed Life and Landscape in the 20th Century
Date: February 19, 2018
Time: From: 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: Free (Registration Required)
Location: Okanagan Regional Library - Kelowna Branch
1380 Ellis St.
Kelowna, BC
Time: 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: Free (Registration Required)

Without mass destruction mining, the mass production and consumption that became common for much of the world in the twentieth century would not be possible.

In the early part of the twentieth century, construction and consumption vastly increased. In order to supply the raw materials required to feed this consumption, mining technologies had to keep pace. Highly-mechanized, high-throughput, mass-destruction mining resulted, and led to surges in production which fundamentally changed landscapes, labour and ways of life in mining regions.

Join us as Professor Eagle Glassheim explores these changes through case studies of mining towns in Europe, Canada and the United States. The recent history of mass destruction mining can help us see hidden connections between ourselves, the materials of our consumption, and remote mining landscapes and communities.