A recent NPR piece quotes Professor Carl Zimring about Broken Angel, an unofficial Brooklyn landmark that was cobbled together by self-taught architect and sculptor Arthur Wood.
Carl Zimring is an environmental historian and Professor of Social Science and Cultural Studies. Zimring’s research focuses on ways that human societies manage wastes, and how waste management practices shape environmental, technological, economic, and social systems. His book Cash for Your Trash is considered a sweeping account of industrial recycling long before residential recycling became popular, and a fine contribution to urban and environmental history. He has published more than twenty essays, reviews, and articles in scholarly journals and publications ranging from Environmental History to History News Network.