Echinoidea Future – Adriatic Sensing | opening talk
Echinoidea Future Opening Talk
With: Dr. Manca Bajec, Robertina Šebjanič and Gjino Šutić
The panellists will discuss topics such as our anthropo-socio-technological relationship with the Adriatic Sea and the impacts that various human practices have on it. They will also address the challenges we must confront if we want to encourage lasting partnerships between scientists, organisations, artists and individuals working in the field of marine research and conservation.
Robertina Šebjanič is an artist/researcher whose work explores the biological, (geo)political, and cultural realities of aquatic environments and the impact of humanity on other organisms. In her analysis of the Anthropocene and its theoretical framework, the artist uses the terms "aquatocene" and "aquaforming" to refer to the human impact on aquatic environments. Her work received several awards and nominations at Prix Ars Electronica, Starts Prize, Falling Walls, Re:Humanism a.o.
Gjino Šutić is a bio-technologist, an artist, innovator and educator. He is the founder and director of the Universal Research Institute and Gen0 Industries, and conducts research in several fields of science and postmodern new media art.
Dr. Manca Bajec is a researcher and artist whose interdisciplinary work is situated in the realm of socio-politics. She is a Lecturer in the Visual Cultures Department at Goldsmiths as well as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Visual Culture. https://www.gold.ac.uk/visual-cultures/staff/bajec-manca-/