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Frontiers in the Oceanic Anthropocene

Fri, Mar 27    1pm
Dif 000372 30 c
Mar 26 – Jun 27, 2020
Prospecting Ocean
Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Buell Hall

Frontiers in the Oceanic Anthropocene
An interdisciplinary symposium on the legal, ecological, and cultural stakes in the ocean.

The Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Columbia GSAPP) is pleased to present Prospecting Ocean by Armin Linke, a multimedia artistic research project that investigates the technocratic entanglement of industry, science, politics, and economics at the frontiers of ocean exploration. The exhibition Prospecting Ocean is accompanied by Frontiers in the Oceanic Anthropocene, a half-day symposium on the legal, ecological, and cultural stakes in the ocean. Bringing together scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, as well as legal experts, activists, and designers, the symposium will instigate a series of interdisciplinary discussions on topics including the law of the sea, global ocean mapping, deep sea mining, emerging policies on biodiversity, environmental rights, and the rights of indigenous communities.

Free and open to the public with registration. Organized by Columbia GSAPP and co-presented by GSAPP Exhibitions, the Earth Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

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