We engage in four main activities through which we produce, develop, and disseminate knowledge for action & theory.
Inspiring and supporting researchers within and beyond the university
Disseminating ideas, stories, & research in an accessible format
Bringing the politics of the sea to the center of critical inquiry
Inviting friends, colleagues, and the general public to discuss and organize
IN NEW YORK CITY, NOVEMBER 2018
IN COOPERATION WITH cOLUMBIA uNIVERSITY AND THE NEW SCHOOL
The FIRst Summer Meeting WAS HELD IN LESVOS, GREECE IN July 2018, in cooperation with the University of the Aegean
international scholars involved
We are a team of anthropologists, historians, literature scholars, human geographers, artists and activists and we build interdisciplinary bridges that hold despite the rough waters surrounding academic ivory towers!
Fields of engagement
We are multi-floating: We are using teaching, research, public campaigns, open events, active engaging, oral history, activism and art, and many more tools to float more awareness about the centrality of the sea in our life, thought and future.
themes we seek to adDress
Utopia; Commons, Communities, Containment | Labor, Flows, Capitalism| Rising seas & Arising popular Sea Politics | Warfronts as Waterfronts and Vice Versa| Crossings, Currents & Countercurrents | Liquid Waste: Plastic, People, Plants.