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09.07.20206-8 pm CET
Tavola: Risk, rights and coexisting voices of the Indian Ocean
Conceived and coordinated by Fiona Middleton, Pietro Consolandi and Christantus Begealawuh under the supervision of the two mentors Barbara Casavecchia and Louise Carver. With Territorial Agency, Markus Reymann, Daniela Zyman, and the participants of the Ocean Fellowship Program.
08.07.20206-8 pm CET
Messy Studio: Frozen reserves, brown clouds, and dissolving wet deltas–Ecosystems in transformation along the Indian Ocean Gyre
Presentations by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam (artists and filmmakers); Himali Singh Soin (artist); Ravi Agarwal (artist researcher and activist); Debjani Bhattacharyya (historian); and Marina Tabassum (architect). With Territorial Agency, Markus Reymann, Daniela Zyman, and the participants of the Ocean Fellowship Program.
25.06.20206-8 pm CET
Tavola: Ocean-Monsoons, Memory and Atlantic Movements
Conceived and coordinated by Jeanne Penjan Lassus (Ghost in the Field), Fiona Middleton, Pietro Consolandi and Joe Riley under the supervision of the two mentors Barbara Casavecchia and Louise Carver. With Territorial Agency, Markus Reymann, Daniela Zyman, and the participants of the Ocean Fellowship Program.
24.06.20206-8 pm CET
Messy Studio: (Pan~)Atlantic Worlds
Presentations by Nabil Ahmed and Lazarus Tamana (Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP); Nchongayi Christantus Begealawuh and Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood; Daiara Figeroua Tukano; Donna Kukama; Jeremiah Ikongio. With Territorial Agency, Markus Reymann, Daniela Zyman, and the participants of the Ocean Fellowship Program.
22.06.20206-8 pm CET
Messy Studio: Mid Atlantic
With Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Southern California. With Territorial Agency, Markus Reymann, Daniela Zyman, and the participants of the Ocean Fellowship Program.
28.05.20206-8 pm CET
Tavola: Finding perspective. Looking through the waters of the North Atlantic
Industrialization on the Mediterranean coast and its archaeological landscapes
Organised by the participants of the 2020 Ocean Fellowship Program with Vicki Ferrini, seafloor scientist and geoinformaticist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, Territorial Agency, Daniela Zyman, Markus Reymann, Louise Carver and Barbara Casavecchia

08.06.20206-8 pm CET
Messy Studio: Ocean Day Special
With Jeremy Jackson, emeritus professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and senior scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution.
05.06.20206-8 pm CET
Presentations by Jamie Allen, artist/researcher; Åsa Andersson, land activist from Kiruna; Louise Carver, critical geographer; Leah Gordon, photographer, filmmaker, curator, and writer; Brad Kahlhamer, artist; Damion “Skinny” Mckintosh, warden at Alligator Head Foundation, Jamaica; Claire Pentecost, artist and writer; and Brian Holmes, art and cultural critic.  
01.06.20206-8 pm CET
Messy Studio: The Gulf Stream
With Anne McClintock, Simone de Beauvoir Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
28.05.20206-8 pm CET
Tavola: Dirty Business & Sunken Lions inc.
Industrialization on the Mediterranean coast and its archaeological landscapes
Organised by the participants of the Ocean Fellowship Program Pietro Consolandi, Elisa Giuliano, and Pietro Scammacca
22.05.20206-8 pm CET
Messy Studio: The "burning" of the Black Mediterranean
With Invernomuto, Alessandra Di Maio, Monika Halkort, Yusuf Haibeh Said, Territorial Agency, Markus Reymann, Daniela Zyman, the participants of the Ocean Fellowship Program, and guests.
21.05.20206-8 pm CET
Messy Studio: Acqua Alta - The Rising Waters, second session
With Georg Umgiesser (ISMAR), Shaul Bassi (Ca Foscari University), Territorial Agency, Markus Reymann, Daniela Zyman, and the participants of the Ocean Fellowship Program
20.05.20206-8 pm CET
Messy Studio: Acqua Alta - The Rising Waters, first session
With Nancy Knowlton (Smithsonian), Jane Da Mosto (We are Here Venice), Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Instituut), Territorial Agency, Markus Reymann, Daniela Zyman, and the participants of the Ocean Fellowship Program
20.05.20205.30-6 pm CET
Live discussion with Territorial Agency, Markus Reymann, Daniela Zyman, and the participants of the Ocean Fellowship Program
20.05.20205-5.30 pm CET
Introduction to first trajectory, North Sea to Red Sea, by John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog
North Sea to Red Sea
Venice is tightly connected to the sea, a maritime republic that was dominant at a time of complex cosmopolitanism emerging from the trade routes spanning across and out of the Mediterranean, and connected the empires of Europe, Asia Minor, Persia, Africa, and India through trade, culture, and science.

Today the complex reverberations of European expansion, imperialism, and colonialism is registered in the extractive economies of contemporary hyper-capitalism. The complex world-system associated with those turbulent processes is at the foundation of the successive tipping point of modernity that has unleashed the mobilization of energy, materials, people, ideas, and information that characterize the contemporary epoch of the Anthropocene.
Oil Supply Chain Choke Point Global Maritime Supply Chain Refugees UNHCR Refugee Camps UNHCR Refugee Camps UNHCR Refugee Camps UNHCR Refugee Camps British Empire Coal Exchange Tadjoura Terminal Port Chinese Military Base Colluli Potash Mine Chinese Port Yemen War and Humanitarian Crisis Tourist Enclaves Tourist Enclaves Militarisation Oil Supply Chain UN Buffer Zone Chinese Belt and Road Initiative BRI Migration Drowning of Migrants Drowning of Migrants Drowning of Migrants Drowning of Migrants Drowning of Migrants Drowning of Migrants Migration Migration ‘Solid Sea’ War in former Yugoslavia Battle of Lepanto 1571 Actium 30 AD Quarantine Measures Gas Exploration Oil Refineries Wetland Works Wetlands Water Irrigation Coal Mining Emissions Oil Spills Oil Spills Ballast Waters Sandoz Chemical Spill Saint Laurent des Eaux Atomic Accident 1969 Europoort VOC Markermeer Zuiderzee Works Invasive species Estuary Pollution Greenwich Maritime Thames Barrier HMNB Clyde Trident Base Sellafield Atomic Accident 1967 Industrial Revolution Slave Trade Trawling Torness Nuclear Power Station Shipwrecks Fish Farms Overfishing Highland Clearances Plantations Drought Coral Reefs British Military Refugees Migration Smuggling Disputed EEZ Piracy (UNOSAT) Aswan Dam Republic of Ragusa Repubblica di Venezia ISMAR MOSE Migration from Syria Oil
Dense and High Salinity Waters Mass Death of Fish Amplification of Indian Ocean Monsoon Deepwater Invasive Species Upwelling of Deeper Waters High Phosphate Concentrations in Water Hypoxia Plastics Bleaching of Coral Reefs Unexploded Artillery Hypoxia Venice Lagoon Decline Permafrost Melt Mudflats Ecological Depletion De Watersnoodramp North Sea Floods of 1953 Sea Level Rise Sea Level Rise Sea Level Rise Sea Level Rise Algal Blooms Scottish Peatland Depletion Munition Dumping Zones Melting Glaciers Delta Plan Dredging Global supply chain Dredging Wind Farms Oil Fields Pipelines Underwater Cables North Sea Oil Industry
Somali Current Eastern Boundary Current Thames Plume Black Sea Outflow Meltemi Winds Sirocco Winds Bora Winds Southern Adriatic Gyre Western Adriatic Coastal Current Shikmona Gyre Mid-Mediterranean Jet Cretan Cyclone Pelops Anticyclone Ionian Anticyclones Bonifacio Gyre Liguro-Provenço-Catalan Current Ierapetra Anticyclone Mersa-Matruh Gyre Tyrrhenian Current Rhodes Gyres
Aden Massawa Port Sudan Halayib Triangle Mecca Jeddah Gaza Strip Pireas Ohrid Lake Trieste Pianura Padana Ruhr Paris Brussels Antwerp Amsterdam Rotterdam Manchester London Liverpool תל־אביב–יפו Београд Αθήνα جدة بور سعيد Genoa Po River Delta and Plume Suez Jura Harz Alps Crete Corse Cyprus Vosges Rhodes Riviera Danakil Depression Socotra Tihāmah Calabria Dalmatia Cyclades Ogo Mountains Ardennes Ionian Islands Nile River Nile Delta Asir Mountains Orkney Islands Normandie Frisian Islands Appennini Erzgebirge Hadhramaut Böhmerwald Hejaz Mountains Pindus Mountains Tuwayq Mountains Dinaric Alps Dahlak Archipelago Balkan Peninsula Pelopónnisos Negev Desert Jurassic Coast Cambrian Mountains Grampian Mountaints Libyan Plateau Eastern Desert Great Britain Outer Hebrides Banaadir Coast Nubian Desert Western Desert Al Jabal al Akhdar Somali Peninsula Arabian Peninsula
Red Sea Irish Sea North Sea Ionian Sea Waddenzee Inner Seas Aegean Sea Dardanelles Arabian Sea Gulf of Suez Adriatic Sea Sea of Crete Gulf of Aden Ligurian Sea Gulf of Aqaba Bab el Mandeb Tyrrhenian Sea Mediterranean Sea
Nile Fan Ira Bank Ionian Gap David Spur Truva Shelf Devils Hole Var Canyon Venus Bank Glavki Bank Sinaia Bank Vavilov Hole Pliny Trench Ionian Basin Vada Shoals Stokes Bank Cefalu Basin Roya Canyon Lesvos Basin Calvi Canyon Dogger Bank Finike Trough Mansell Bank Brooker Bank Antalya Basin Amfitríti Bank Taranto Valley Rhodes Basin Verde Canyon Otranto Valley Salerno Valley Strabo Trench Mirtoon Basin Andrew Guyot Cretan Trough Suakin Trough Calabrian Rise Çandarli Basin Akhziv Canyon Napoli Canyon Taggia Canyon Meloria Shoals Johnston Bank Discovery Hole Gökova Trough Eolo Seamount Galeria Canyon Güzelyurt Knoll Kefallinia Valley Issel Seamount Herodotus Rise Ptolemy Trench Atlantis Terrace Argolikós Basin Antalya Canyon Apulian Plateau Alfeo Seamount Hebridean Shelf
Caprera Canyon Meric Evros Fan Messina Canyon Cialdi Seamount Tyrrhenian Basin Herodotus Basin Genova Canyons Hecataeus Ridge Ryurik Seamount Santa Lucia Bank Battos Seamount Marsili Seamount Secchi Seamount Amendolara Bank Kikladhes Plateau Marchi Seamount North Ikaria Basin Cyrene Seamount Vercelli Seamount Cassini Seamount Île Rousse Canyon Montecristo Ridge Sirte Abyssal Plain Alexandria Canyon South Skiros Basin Palinuro Seamount Civitavecchia Valley Montecristo Trough Garibaldi Seamount Ptolemy Seamounts South Adriatic Basin Zheng He Seamount Magnaghi Seamount Poseidone Seamount Medina Ridge Flavio Gioia Seamount Eratosthenes Seamount Sardinia-Corsica Trough Sergey Vavilov Seamount Anaximander Seamounts Peloponnisos-Cretan Ridge Hebrides Terrace Seamount Medée Hakuho Mud Volcano
The complex interconnections between material processes and economies of contemporaneity reveal how the cosmopolitan structures that once shaped Venice and its aspirations, are today an underlying, dirty set of political realities. They are deeply enmeshed in the militarization of the global supply chain connecting Asia and Europe, or the oil fields of the Middle East to Europe and the Americas.

A complex assemblage of data sets builds up a trajectory spanning from the North Atlantic across the continental shelf of the North Sea, through to Venice and its lagoon, and beyond to the Adriatic, the Suez Canal, and the Red Sea. The transformations it highlights rumble across a wide area and form new encounters with Africa, Arabia, and the northwest Indian Ocean. The same paths that connect these spaces are also the routes along which complex migrations are made, conflicts are unraveled, and aspirations of cohabitation encounter the difficult deeps of the oceans.

Baltic Sea Plume; Sentinel 2 MSI, natural color composite

Multi-temporal composite detection of Occurrence and Change in surface water over a period of 34 years in the Mesopotamian system; data from the Landsat programme

Seasonal surface water change detection in the Mesopotamian system in 2019

EMODnet Human Activities and EU-DEM v1.1, Fusion of ASTER GDEM and SRTM

denmark, sea level rise; Scenarios for low and high carbon emissions: 1m, 5m, 9m; SRTM30, Sentinel1

Baltic Sea Plume; Sentinel 2 MSI, natural color composite

High Resolution Multibeam Dataset of Tidal Channels and Inlets of the Venice Lagoon

po valley transformations; multi-temporal imagery derived from landsat 4,5,7 and 8 composite, 1982-2020

wales coastal erosion; multi-temporal imagery derived from landsat 4,5,7 and 8 composite, 1982-2020

Baltic Sea Plume; Sentinel 2 MSI, natural color composite

expansion into the Persian Gulf from the Island of Bahrain, superimposed with Sea Level Rise

sensible zone; Ocean Bathymetry and Land Topography Range: ± 200m; Composite of SRTM30 and EU-DEM

red sea coral reefs; Sentinel 2 MSI, natural color composite

Red Sea Oil Spill; Sentinel 1 C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Instrument

north sea plume; Sentinel 2 MSI, natural color composite

nile delta, Composite of a 5 year period of Sentinel 1 C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar data, showing shipping traffic with vessels waiting to enter the Suez Canal

Nile Delta, Sea Level Rise; Scenarios for low and high carbon emissions: 1m, 5m, 9m; SRTM30, Sentinel1

nile delta; multi-temporal imagery derived from landsat 4,5,7 and 8 composite, 1982-2020

Changes in surface water in the Suez canal and Nile delta, superimposed with Sea Level Rise

High Resolution Multibeam Dataset of Tidal Channels and Inlets of the Venice Lagoon

shipping Sentinel; Sentinel 1 C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Instrument

hillshaded elevation model derived from a composite of SRTM30 , EU-DEM, EMODnet 2018 and GEBCO 2020

Bay of Biscay Oil Spill; Sentinel 1 C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Instrument

venice plume; Sentinel 2 MSI, natural color composite

Transformations to the coastal system of Abu Dhabi; multi-temporal imagery derived from landsat 4,5,7 and 8

High Resolution Multibeam Dataset of Tidal Channels and Inlets of the Venice Lagoon

High Resolution Multibeam Dataset of Tidal Channels and Inlets of the Venice Lagoon

red sea coral reefs; Sentinel 2 MSI, natural color composite

Seasonal surface water change detection in the Mesopotamian system in 2019

Red Sea Oil Spill; Sentinel 1 C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Instrument

Nile Delta, Sea Level Rise; Scenarios for low and high carbon emissions: 1m, 5m, 9m; SRTM30, Sentinel1

expansion into the Persian Gulf from the Island of Bahrain, superimposed with Sea Level Rise

denmark, sea level rise; Scenarios for low and high carbon emissions: 1m, 5m, 9m; SRTM30, Sentinel1

nile delta, Composite of a 5 year period of Sentinel 1 C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar data, showing shipping traffic with vessels waiting to enter the Suez Canal

wales coastal erosion; multi-temporal imagery derived from landsat 4,5,7 and 8 composite, 1982-2020

Multi-temporal composite detection of Occurrence and Change in surface water over a period of 34 years in the Mesopotamian system; data from the Landsat programme

The trajectory hinges on and rotates out of Venice and its lagoon. The rapid sea level rises, the overfishing and oil extraction of the continental shelves, and new maritime protections and infrastructures are depicted in this cross-section of the seas as being intertwined with the complex turmoil shaping contemporary North Africa, Europe, and Asia.

From the waters of the Horn of Africa, across the Mediterranean and to the North Sea, vast changes are linked to events of a small scale, like the extreme Acqua alta in Venice, the release of ballast wa-ters, the rise of neobiota, and the complex links of human migration and the global supply chain of oil and goods. They form often undetected long-term connections linking the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic.
Oceans in Transformation
Trajectory : North Sea to Red Sea
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Underwater cables, telecommunication cables, schematic routes
EMODnet Human ActivitiesEuropean Marine Observation and Data Network

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