Bringing the Oceans
Into the Streets Around The World
Into the Streets Around The World
Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans is PangeaSeed’s groundbreaking public art project that brings the oceans into the streets around the world.
We collaborate with some of today’s most renowned contemporary artists to create large-scale public murals that address pressing environmental issues the oceans are facing by forging a synthesis between public art, nature, and society.
When hosting a Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans festival, we aim to engage with the local community to foster a sense of pride and ownership for the murals, and above all, for the health of their local marine ecosystems.
Interacting with the youth by hosting workshops, beach clean-ups and other educational activities is a key component of our festivals. The children of today will be inheriting the oceans we leave behind. Inspiring and encouraging the next generation to become stewards for the sea represents a critical stage in the awareness raising process.
Public Art Beautifies and Revitalizes Communities
Our primary goal with Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans project is to bring the beauty and the plight of our oceans into streets and the world around us. The power and relevance of public art is undeniable with its ability to revitalize and beautify once decaying neighborhoods and districts. And by harnessing this incredible medium, we are (re)connecting and educating communities, both coastal and landlocked, with the planet’s most important ecosystem.
Cultural Immersion and Field Excursions
Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans activations carry a variety of activations including to organize cultural immersion and field excursions to participating artists, staff and partners. By facilitating the experience along with historical and cultural significance of locations, volunteering participants can build deeper connections to the communities. Moreover, we organize hands-on educational activities to study local conservation efforts aimed at helping to protect threatened specific ocean ecosystems and species.
Youth are the future of tomorrow, it is imperative we provide educational opportunities for those young (and old) within these communities where we volunteer. Via Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, we host youth-focused art workshops, family film screenings and community beach clean-ups. Working closely with local governments and educators, and providing necessary tools, we create opportunities to better educate and inspire the next generation of ocean stewards.
With Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans being a global project, cultural sensitivity and partnerships with local artists and governments are incredibly important to the success and impact of the activation. Creating a cultural exchange and open dialogue between local and international artists helps to bridge gaps, share knowledge and foster creativity.
Fostering Public Awareness
At PangeaSeed Foundation, we identify with the importance of science and fostering groundbreaking research. While communicating scientific data to the general public has its challenges, by harnessing the power of public art, we have the opportunity to reach the masses and communicate vital scientific information in a manner that is approachable and inspiring.
The issues affecting our oceans are global in scale, and international collaborations are key to solving them. At PangeaSeed Foundation, we are building an international community of concerned creatives, and offer a platform unlike any other on the planet, giving the oceans a unified voice and addressing pressing ocean environmental issues in communities around the world.