Press and Media

Dear press teams,

Please do find our PDF press kits here, as well as press releases and media gallery with accreditation.

30 December 2022

Ocean Future Lab – Evaluation Report

4 August 2022

Ocean Future Lab Hackathon, Pressemitteilung

3 August 2022

Ocean Future Lab Hackathon, Press Release 

21 April 2022

Ocean Future Lab, Press Release

The Universal Sea – The Art and Innovation Guide Against The Plastic Epidemic, Published in March 2019 – Book Web Version (25 MB, 464 pages, English)

The Universal Sea – Trailer on Youtube 

About Us

TUS Information Booklet,  Last edited: 15 May 2018
Artist Booklet (Top 100 of our 1st Open Call), Last edited 20 April 2018

TUS Press Releases

01 February 2022

The Universal Sea at EU@SXSW, Austin, Texas/USA, Press Release engl.

20 March 2019

The Universal Sea Book Launch, University for the Arts (udk), Berlin

31 January 2019

The Universal Sea – Book Launch, Press Release engl.

The Universal Sea – Book Launch, Pressemitteilung dt.

10 September 2018

Art Moments – The Universal Sea – Press Release, 05 September 2018

Entrepreneurship Summit – Berlin 2018

20 August 2018

Techfestival Copenhagen – Where humans and technology meet

10 August 2018

The Universal Sea – Third Open Call For Short Films

10 August 2018

Art Moments – The Universal Sea Budapest Festival

25 July 2018


25 July 2018

The Universal Sea – Second Open Call

11 July 2018

Teaching material developed within the project “The Universal Sea”!

15 June 2018

The Universal Sea featured in ECOFEMINIST Magazine

11 June 2018

Frankie Moughton-Small at The University of Flensburg

02 June 2018

The Universals Sea x WeMakeThe.City, Amsterdam 21-22 June 2018

01 June 2018

Kosovo here we come! 9 – 10 June 2018

11 May 2018

What’s up in Espoo/Helsinki, Finland? 5 – 6 June 2018

23 April 2018

The Grand Opening at Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Poland

Grand Opening – Programme, 22 April 2018

Grand Opening – Press Release, 28 March 2018

19 March 2018

TOP 5 Winners

13 March 2018

Water Festival – The Universal Sea x Plan A

7 March 2018

The Grand Opening of The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic?!

28 February 2018

Shortlisted artist selection is out! Congrats to our artists.

21 February 2018

Meet our Jury Members !

17 January 2018

The Universal Sea Top 100 artworks – Check them out!

7 November 2017

The Universal Sea – Call for Artists

23 October 2017

The art and innovation project against the plastic epidemic, kicks off!

28 September 2017

The Universal Sea Kick-Off

Media & Images Gallery

When using our visual material, please credit photos with “The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic?!” and further accreditation to be found under the pictures.

J Henry Fair

J Henry Fair
Oil from Deepwater Horizon spill floats on the Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Mexico
There were many things coming out of the Macondo well of different composition and viscosity. My understanding is that all of the liquids included suspensions of solids, and that there was a lot of gas, which would, of course, percolate into the atmosphere invisibly. There were also different liquids of different densities which floated at different levels. In many cases I would see the light petroleum on the surface, and then by adjusting the polarization of the reflected light, be able to see through that surface layer down to these fascinating shapes floating below. The dispersant (Corexit) is a very runny liquid designed mix with and alter surface tension of the various liquids and ultimately break up the oil and sink it. The oil in this photo is floating just subsurface, and did not have any surface liquids obscuring it. Whether it had been sprayed with Corexit prior to our sighting is anyone’s guess, and what result that would have on the color and floatation would need an engineer to answer. It was very arresting when we saw it, having a mysterious depth prompting us to circle it many times.
-Acid Rain, Air pollution, Carbon, Clean air, Clean water, Climate change, CO2, crisis, Disaster, Drill rig, Ecosystem, Environment, Gas, Gas Leak, Global Warming, Gulf of Mexico, Hydrocarbons, Industry, Leak, Marine life, Ocean, Oil, Oil slick, Oil spill, Petrochemicals, Petroleum, Pollution, Sea creatures, Spill, Water pollution
Credit flight services: Southwings

Can Art be a Catalyst for Action

Original background image from unsplash, picture taken by Joel Filipe

Winners of the Second Open Call

Nezaket Ekici (TR/DE), Water to Water, REDUCE winner.

Antoaneta Tica (RO), Are You Thirsty?, REPLACE winner

Kojo Biney (GH), Entangled, REACT winner

TOP 5 finalists of the Open Call

Ewa Markiewicz (PL), Scheme that will survive ages,

Frankie Moughton-Small (UK), The Plastic Sea,

Liina Klauss (DE), Broken Dreams No.1,

Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Aquatocene,

Julia Vegh (HU) and Erika Kraponczai (HU), Plastic Cube Labyrinth,

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