Presented by World Resources Institute (WRI) and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Monday, June 29, 2020
10:00AM PDT / 1:00PM EDT
The ocean is the life source of our planet and vital for healthy human societies and a thriving world economy. Over-fishing, marine pollution, and climate change threaten to undermine the environmental health and economic vitality of the ocean unless we take urgent action. To address these issues, students at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) collaborated with World Resources Institute (WRI) to create a series of innovative informational projects.
During the 2019-20 academic year, the class CalArts Collaborates: Design for Non-Profit Partners teamed students and faculty from CalArts’ Graphic Design Program, Program in Film and Video, and Character and Experimental Animation Programs.
With the goal of engaging a young global audience, students developed materials informed by Blue Papers commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, for which WRI serves as the Secretariat. Results ranged from upcycled apparel and a habit-changing app to a multimedia campaign exposing illegal fishing practices and an Instagram-based approach to promote sustainable seafood.
- Abigail Severance, Dean, School of Film/Video, CalArts
- Andrew Steer, President & CEO, WRI
- Kristian Teleki, Director, Sustainable Ocean Initiative, WRI
- Maureen Furniss, Program Director, Experimental Animation, CalArts
- Ravi Rajan, President, CalArts
- Tim Disney, Chair, CalArts Board of Trustees; Member, WRI’s Global Leadership Council
- Tracie Costantino, Provost, CalArts
- Yasmin Khan Gibson, Program Director, Graphic Design Program, CalArts