Oceans in Crisis

Territorial Agency; Hameed, Ayesha; Jackson, Jeremy; Otolith Group and Reymann, Markus. 2019. 'Oceans in Crisis'. In: Oceans in Crisis. Royal Academy, London, United Kingdom 6 December 2019. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

The first panel discussion accompanying the Eco-Visionaries exhibition takes a look at the threatened state of our oceans and the possibilities that might emerge from these endangered environments.

From the New York seawall to the floodgates of Rotterdam, we are facing a pressing challenge to come up with new methods to mitigate increasingly active threats resulting from climate change and rising sea-levels. All the while overfishing and the debris of plastics used in our everyday lives are having a detrimental impact on the biodiversity of the largest habitat on the planet, home to over 80 per cent of its species. To combat this and much more, we need to radically rethink the ways in which we engage with our oceans and adjust our worldview to match reality.

Our panellists will first present a short introduction to their work, after which they will discuss how we can stop viewing our oceans as a resource and look at what solutions architects and designers are proposing to achieve this.

At the end of the discussion, the panel will take questions from the audience.

In partnership with TBA21–Academy.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Panel)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures


6 December 2019Published

Event Location:

Royal Academy, London, United Kingdom

Date range:

6 December 2019

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Date Deposited:

09 Jan 2020 14:48

Last Modified:

09 Jan 2020 14:58



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