Las Cruces, NM
Humans existed without plastics for millennia. Now, we rely on plastics: they make our daily lives convenient in so many ways, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a world without them.
As recently as 50 years ago, plastics were barely used at all. Plastics Unwrapped, explores how material culture has been changed by plastics. Learn what life was like before plastics, how they are made, why they’re so convenient to use, and what happens after we throw them away.
Early on, plastics were marketed as the “material of the future” and that predication has come true. Exhibition proposes that we need to rethink our relationship with plastics, in order to counter thelong-term impact of plastic waste.