The Universal Sea will commence an 8 cities Europe-wide tour with a station in Helsinki; hosted by the Design Factory at Aalto University.
“The Universal Sea: Pure or Plastic?!” is an EU-funded art and innovation project under the umbrella of the Creative Europe program that looks to bring together a variety of perspectives, from art, science, and business, to raise awareness and generate new and innovative solutions to the scourge of plastic pollution.
The station will consist of artistic interventions from the five finalists, chosen from a worldwide open call that generated over 250 applications, in addition to the artistic proposals from the further top 100 applicants. All art interventions relate to the topic of plastic pollution, raising questions on the contemporary reliance on disposable plastics and their effects on our common environment.
Furthermore, the station will also include co-creation workshops, led by experts and thought-leaders and open to the public. These hackathon-style workshops aim to bring together the diverse perspectives present and generate new, exciting solutions to the problems highlighted in the exhibition.
So, come and join us in the fight against plastic pollution. All day, on the 5th and 6th of June at the Design Factory at Aalto University.