From September 29-30, 2017 a gathering of artists and scientists takes place at a point in time that is about 50 years from now. The goal of the meeting is to initiate the drafting of a charter that outlines some of the fundamental values and principles, responsibilities and collaborations that will have emerged out of a, by then already past, exploration and exploitation of ocean space. The meeting will create a platform for a critical dialog on “The three economies” of the ocean: food, transport, and the extraction of raw materials as well as their impact on the level of ethics, aesthetics and environment. This dialog is creative and speculative, but based on the extrapolation of scientific knowledge, simulations of possible futures and strategies of value creation.

Organized in collaboration Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary–Academy, an itinerant site of cultural production and interdisciplinary research on the oceans and Trondheim Academy of Fine Art and the Strategic Research Area Oceans at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

More information will be announced soon.