What is concrete? Where does it come from? Who makes it? And where does it go? Dr. Vyta Pivo will discuss her book project on the history of US cement and concrete industries and US imperialism. Only by charting the broader cultural, political, and technological history of our unwavering commitment to concrete can we grasp the environmental and social crisis that it has cemented. Only by taking concrete and the industry seriously as political agents, can we begin to imagine a future less concrete.