Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Exhibition

La mer… destination finale? Projet sur les déchets plastiques – 28 November until 28 February

theOtherDada visited an exhibition regarding waste in Lebanon displayed in ARTHEUM, Karantina Beirut by IndyACT.

The exhibition represents the outcome of a project regarding two plastic collection campaigns: Tyre coast – Raas El Ain Ponds – and Dbayeh coast, Nahr El Kalb by professional divers that were collecting plastic waste from underwater.

The project promotes environmental and social activism targeting especially the youth in schools and universities, and raises concern about the effects of plastic dumped in the sea.  It encourages people to take actions and adopt sustainable practices to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, especially the materials that take years to decompose such as plastic waste. It points out at the undeniable truth that we do not only consume irresponsibly, but that most of our waste is disposed of in the sea or in landfills, affecting the whole ecosystem.

IndyAC is a global league of independent environmental, cultural and social activists.

The exhibition is open till the 28th of February in case you are interested to have a look!

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About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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