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Germany: ARTPORT_making waves

What is at issue:

ARTPORT_making waves is an international curatorial collective focusing on art projects that explore climate change and sustainability. Established in 2006, ARTPORT_making waves has organized numerous innovative art and cultural projects that promote tolerance, sustainable development, and the common good. The aim is to raise awareness of socially relevant issues and to stimulate public discussion for positive change.

UNESCO and the UN General Assembly declare the period 2021 to 2030 the UN Decade of Oceanography. The project WE ARE OCEAN aims to make an artistic contribution to the preparatory phase of this decade. To this end, the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO), IASS Potsdam, the Alfred Wegener Institute and many other scientific actors are cooperating in order to think with schoolchildren, artists and politicians about not only theoretical, but also practical improvements for the world's oceans.

What's happening now:

Unfortunately already over since December 2019!

What we have achieved:

From September 2019 the project will stop over in Berlin, Venice and Marseille. The program in Berlin includes workshops, panel discussions and interactive activities at schools.

School workshops with the artist Lisa Rave and the scientist Oscar Schmidt and the curators Julia Moritz and Anne-Marie Melster took place in different schools. In addition, an interactive intervention with schools on marine health and citizen actions.

Panel discussion "WE ARE OCEAN: Can art mobilize a young audience for marine protection?" with international scientists.
Interactive interventions with schools and discussion opportunities and film screenings.

Workshop and film presentation "What significance does the ocean have for people in Berlin? Together with scientists, artists, cultural workers and schoolchildren, the visitors enter into a discussion about the possibilities of climate protection for our oceans.

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