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Ocean Space Marks World Oceans Day on June 8 with Largest Clean-up of Plastic Ever Organized in Venice

Venice, Italy
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Public Event is in Partnership with Plastic Free Venice Lagoon

WHAT: To commemorate World Oceans Day, Ocean Space is partnering with Plastic Free Venice Lagoon to launch the largest plastic clean-up ever organized in Venice. The public is invited to bring any unwanted plastic for recycling; refreshments and clean-up equipment for the canals will be available. Representatives from Ocean Space and TBA21–Academy, the research organization that initiated Ocean Space, will be on hand to answer questions and talk through the pressing issues facing the ocean today.

All plastic removed from the city on June 8 will be re-purposed and transformed into sculptures inspired by the sea during a children’s workshop the following day.

These events follow a range of ambitious programming, distinctive performances, and cross-disciplinary conversations organized by Ocean Space since its opening to the public in March, including a moderated discussion between legendary marine biologist Sylvia Earle and artist Joan Jonas; a conversation between marine biologist and National Geographic explorer David Gruber and artist Olafur Eliasson on the properties of light in the oceans; and a concert by the newly formed duo Dark Morph.

WHERE: Ocean Space, Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Venice, Italy 

HOURS AND ADMISSIONS: 

Plastic Clean-up at Ocean Space       

Saturday, June 8, from 9.30am until 5.00pm.

Reservations are not required, more information can be found here.

Sculptures from the Sea Workshop   

Sunday, June 9

Children between the ages of 8 and 12 are invited to the 10.00am – 11.15am session; Children between 13 and 16 years old are invited to the 11.30am – 12.45pm session

RSVP is required, more information and booking details are available here.

Ocean Space is free to the public and open Tuesday-Sunday, 11.00am – 7.00pm.

 

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Ocean Space; copyright Church of San Lorenzo, Venice (Chiesa San Lorenzo, Venezia); Photo: TBA21–Academy

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