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The Garbage Patch State: Ocean Plastics Pollution

  • Intercultural Center Auditorium Georgetown University 3700 O Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20057 United States (map)

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

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