Monsanto Town

August 25th, 2019

In what ways is the Anthropocene embodied in communities and everyday life? An introduction to the conflicting histories of Sauget, Illinois, formerly known as Monsanto Town.

 

Symposium: Presentation

The village of Sauget, Illinois was originally founded in 1926 as the industrial suburb Monsanto Town. It was the birthplace of the now infamous Monsanto Company. The project “Monsanto Town” aims at uncovering the way how the Anthropocene is embodied in communities by researching the labor culture at Monsanto`s facilities and the everyday, vernacular activities of these sites today.