The art and innovation movement to stop the plastic epidemic!
The amounts of plastic in the oceans grow dramatically. Micro-plastic found its way into our food chain. No matter if it is bottled water or tap water, plastic is everywhere – not just far away in the oceans.
Even though those facts get more and more spread in mass media, comprehensive (re-)actions seem to be missing yet.
Can art catalyze change?
We explore new forms of collaborations between art, science, technology, and business. Art is at the core, as it reaches people emotionally, sensitizes creatively and gets people involved. „The Universal Sea: Pure or Plastic?” experiments with exploring new business models for artists and cultural actors. It is about rediscovering the role of the artist in our society, revealing the opportunities of art meeting science and entrepreneurship. With the collaboration of experts and the public, we identify and co-create solutions tackling the burning issue of water pollution. We believe that art can trigger the spark for action, open new perspectives and support the development of creative solutions. Based on science, technology, and entrepreneurship, powerful ideas reach long-term success.
We aim at pushing forward solutions that stop the plastic epidemic!
We bring a vibrant series of events this summer to 8 different places in Europe. Each station consists of an exhibition with artistic interventions added by inspirational insights and success stories from thought-leaders and innovation drivers. A co-creation workshop unites the diverse perspectives. By bringing together artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and other experts together with the public we aim at creating an inspiring and forward-leading network of innovators and change-makers.
We know the facts, now it’s time to act!
As we see artists as a catalyst for change with their power of critical thinking and creativity, we started with a worldwide Open Call. From more than 250 applications coming from 38 countries, the international jury has chosen 5 artists to join our intensive collaboration journey. They will run participatory actions with the public and work closely together with experts.
Our dynamic online platform serves our community by spreading ideas, actions, and solutions. It works as a hub to visualize the network and its diverse activities. Additionally, we have been building a Facebook base of 40k like-minded followers.
So, what are you doing to fight the plastic epidemic?
Let us know about your ideas and actions. Join our movement – participate in our events and become part of our network. Together we make change happen!