Tuesday, August 8, 2017
C123, Oregon Convention Center
In 2013, NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region and the Pacific Northwest College of Art embarked on an unlikely partnership. The federal agency and Portland, Oregon-based arts college joined forces to advance a shared vision: bridging environmental science and conservation with contemporary art practices to create social change. The idea is to reach individuals in new and innovative ways—showcasing through art how our cumulative actions affect the health of marine and freshwater resources, and actions people can take to protect them. This presentation will discuss this multidisciplinary collaboration and the body of work and outcomes to date.