The Ocean Posters Against Plastic Pollution touring exhibition is the result of an international collaboration engaging 17 – 25 year old design students across all five continents in creating posters challenging the escalating plastic pollution of our oceans.
This the UK debut of the exhibition which premiered at the inaugural UN World Oceans Day Conference at the United Nations, New York, in June 2017.
Under the directorship of Professor Helmut Langer, international communication designer and lecturer in Germany and past President of the International Council of Design, over 50 professorial colleagues collaborated with over 1,000 students, either in workshops or as semester work.
Each participating institution contributed up to ten best posters creating a collection of nearly 350 posters. This carefully curated exhibition picks a striking and poignant selection of these posters.
Some researchers have predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the world’s oceans than fish. The exhibition gives a visual representation to the voice of youth across the world as the students explore issues of coastal and beach environmental pollution; fish and seabirds consuming plastic; micro-plastics from synthetic clothes polluting the sea; plastics in fish we eat and call for us to preserve the planet we live on, our waterways and oceans.
The Ocean Posters Against Plastic Pollution exhibition opens on Saturday 11 September with a talk by climate change expert Dr Jamie Toney, Director and a founder of The Centre for Sustainable Solutions at the University of Glasgow. Dr Toney will explore how climate change is impacting the oceans.
The Ocean Posters Against Plastic Pollution touring exhibition is brought to the Scottish Maritime Museum by Journeys in Design Curator John Ennis.