Forty-one thoughtful contributions by artists, scholars, scientists, and ocean activists in response to the rapidly changing oceans.
The ocean is rising and with it sea level, water temperature, acidity, algal blooms, and storm surges. Also on the rise are the metrics of accelerated human activity. How are we to fathom the political, aesthetic, and epistemological rise of the oceans from centuries-long invisibilization and forgetting? What ideas and memories do the oceans hold in their depth and reanimate, when the earth's ecosystems suffer? Asking different questions and using multiple registers of sensing expand the possibilities to engage with the oceanic at this precarious moment and rethink its relations to the terrestrial.
"Oceans Rising" is a companion reader to Territorial Agency: Oceans in Transformation, an independent oceanic research initiative commissioned by TBA21–Academy and operating out of Ocean Space in Venice. It offers forty-one thoughtful contributions by artists, scholars, scientists, and ocean activists in response to the rapidly changing oceans. Writing from places of conflict and concern, the contributions reveal the magnitude and urgency of ecological devastation, but more important, they provide alternative narratives that strengthen our knowledge communities and contribute to worldmaking practices from an oceanic perspective.
Release date: 2021
Dimensions: 23 x 29,5 cm
Author: Daniela Zyman
Contribution: Nabil Ahmed, Matti Aikio, Jamie Allen, Shaina Anand, Palin Ansusinha, Shaul Bassi, Nchongayi Christantus Begealawuh, Alexandra Boghosian, Louise Carver, Barbara Casavecchia, Carolina Caycedo, Yuchen Chang, Pietro Consolandi, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Junyuan Feng, Beatrice Forchini, Elisa Giuliano, Monika Halkort, Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Jeremiah Ikongio, Jeremy Jackson, Laleh Khalili, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka’uta, Britt Kramvig, Donna Kukama, Jeanne Penjan Lassus, Alvin Li, Camila Marambio, João Martins, Anne McClintock, Emma McCormick-Goodhart, Margarida Mendes, Fiona Middleton, Astrida Neimanis, Maureen Penjueli, Markus Reymann, Joe Riley, Pietro Scammacca, Himali Singh Soin, Shanee Stopnitzky, Marina Tabassum, Territorial Agency (John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog), Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Mark Williams, Jan Zalasiewicz, Daniela Zyman
Design: Studio Folder
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Co Publisher: TBA21–Academy