Our actions

Ecology is cool, recycling is sexy and The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic!? is looking for you

Through a worldwide Open Call we reached out to creatives around the globe, whose artworks deal with water in the Anthropocene; the human impact on the environment. Artists play an important role in our project by sensitizing people and moving them on an emotional level. By combining the most innovating artistic works, the latest scientific insights and the best entrepreneurial know-how we aim at building a community to solve water issues in the world.

In spring 2018, The Grand Opening – an art and science exhibition presents the most compelling projects submissions to the public at a museum, The Center for Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Poland. Also a co-creation workshop will take place.

From summer 2018 on, all around Europe, activities and stations such as art residences, public co-creation workshops and travelling exhibitions are organised for you to get involved.

Eventually, the Universal Sea Festival in Budapest will be held in autumn 2018, bringing together the public and all participants including artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and key-speakers; presenting the results of the whole project ready to be put into action.

Schedule Of Our Actions

Grand Opening

April 22 – June 8, 2018 – Oronsko, Poland in collaboration with Center for Polish Sculpture

Station 1

June 5, 2018 – Helsinki, Finland in collaboration with Demos Helsinki and Aalto University

Station 2

June 7-8, 2018 – Venice, Italy

Station 3

June 9-10, 2018 – Pristina, Kosovo in collaboration with DOKU:TECH

Station 4

July 21-22, 2018 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Station 5

August 15-16, 2018 – Las Palmas/Gran Canaria, Spain

Final Festival

October 1-30, 2018 – Budapest, Hungary in collaboration with Hybrid Art


Read more about the organisers. Stay tuned for more details.