21 April, 2023

Hosted by: BAU, College of Art & Design
Date: Friday, 21 April, 2023
Time: 10 a.m – 6.30 p.m
Location: BAU, Edifici Granada. C/ de la Ciutat de Granada, 34-36, 08005 Barcelona
Language: English & Catalan
Free of charge

This event was streamed live online:
The Morning session can be watched 
The Afternoon session can be watched HERE



Patricia Carbonell (AMWAJ – Head of Revolve media Barcelona) ·  Denis Delestrac (filmmaker) · Ignasi Ferrer (CEO & Founder of Seastainable ventures) · Daniel G. Andújar (artist) · María Antonia González Valerio (Doctor in Philosophy & full time professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the UNAM) · Camila Maggi (Architect & professor, BAU)· Anna Majó (Operational Director of Innovation Barcelona Activa / Blue Economy Ajuntament de Barcelona) · Anne-M. Melster (Executive Director & Founder of ARTPORT_making waves) · Filippo Minelli (artist) · Kasia Molga (artist) · Cris Noguer (Designer & independent researcher, BAU) · Ana Otero (Designer & PhD student at BAU) ·  Josep Lluís Pelegrí (Senior Researcher & professor Institut de Ciencies del mar)  · Maja Smrekar (artist) · Marta Puxan (Doctor in Humanities distinguished researcher at the Universitat de les Illes Balears) · Robertina Šebjanič (artist) · Carole Viaene (Director of the Seareg Foundation)

Troubled blue.Weaving hybrid solutions for sustainable marine futures is an interdisciplinary symposium in the framework of the Creative Europe Project A Sea Change,  an international cooperation project between KONTEJNER (HR) as lead partner, MOMus – Experimental Center for the Arts (GR), NeME (CY) and Quo Artis Foundation (ES).

On Friday the 21st of April 2023, a symposium on the Blue Economy and the interdisciplinary approach to marine and coastal sustainability and education in different Mediterranean communities will be held at BAU, with an emphasis on the city of Barcelona and its European context.

What can we learn from the association of art and science with regard to a sustainable transformation of the economy on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea? What diagnoses and strategies can we draw up from this hybrid space that will allow us to establish a more balanced and less anthropocentric relationship with the sea that fills our coasts? In this symposium the project A Sea Change brings together different voices from the fields of art, science, economics and philosophy, and invites them to weave a choral but coherent discourse concerning the foreseeable future of the Mediterranean. How do we relate to the sea as a source of food, as a place for leisure and tourism, as a means of transport for people and goods, and what is the current state of Mediterranean ecosystems? And, having made these evaluations, what concrete actions can we propose for the near future?

With contributions from experts in the fields of economics, art, design, film, marine literature, philosophy and environmental sciences, as well as interventions by international artists, the event will raise issues and urgencies around urban design, the well-being of Barcelona’s coastal communities and ecosystems and their environments.