Plastikmüll am Strand, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, 2006,
Foto: © Paulo Maurin/NOAA
What’s all about?
Our everyday life is full of plastic, but what happens to a plastic product at the end of its life
cycle? Every year over 6 million tons of plastic debris end up in the sea – with serious consequences for the environment, animals and human beings.
In 2012 the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich in cooperation with Drosos Foundation launched the travelling exhibition “Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project” ,which examines this ecological catastrophe. Since then the exhibition has been shown in 18 locations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East and has reached more than 300 000 visitors, of whom 70 000 made use of the educational activities offered
The International Conference
The conference draws from the wealth of experience gained during the international tour. Experts and exhibiting partners share deeper insight into the educational practice at the various locations and discuss educational strategies and approaches. Various workshops expand the area of thoughts and actions.
An evening event provides facts and figures about the current levels of plastic pollution in the sea and offers detailed looks at current research practice.
Educators and teachers in the formal and non-formal sector, museum staff, students, environmental practitioners, stakeholders of the project, and other parties interested in the concept of learning through exhibitions are very welcome.
The conference is held in English and is free of charge.
When and Where?
Friday, 30th and Saturday, 31st October 2015
Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot
Toni Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zurich
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