Ocean Posters: Posters Against Plastic Pollution

11sep(sep 11)10:00 am07dec(dec 7)5:00 pmOcean Posters: Posters Against Plastic PollutionPosters Against Plastic Pollution OrganiserProf Helmut Langer and Dr John Ennis and the Scottish Maritime MusuemScottish Maritime Museum, Scottish Maritime Museum, Castle Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QS(September 11) 10:00 am - (December 7) 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeCultural, Arts & Social

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Ocean Posters
Against Plastic Pollution

Helmut Langer and Journeys in Design Curator Dr John Ennis bring Ocean
Posters Against Plastic Pollution
to the Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine.
The international eco-poster design collaboration, engaged the design
departments of 35 academies and universities, representing all five continents.
The exhibition was first shown at the inaugural UN World Oceans Day
Conference at United Nations, New York, and now goes on display for the first
time in the UK. 

More than
50 professor colleagues with more than 1000 students collaborated in the
project, either in workshops or as semester work. Each participating
institution contributed up to 10 best posters, so that there is a collection of
nearly 350 posters. This carefully curated exhibition picks a striking and
poignant selection of these posters. 

researchers have predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the
world’s oceans than fish. These student posters give a visual representation to
the voice of the youth of the world. They are a call to preserve the planet we
live on, including our waterways and oceans. The tackle issues of costal and
beach environmental pollution, fish, and seabirds consuming plastic;
micro-plastics from synthetic clothes polluting the sea. Recently scientists
have detected these plastics in fish we eat.

by Meri Aisala, University of
Lapland, Finland


The exciting and outstanding posters should
contribute to raise global awareness about the gigantic global plastic
pollution of the oceans, to influence a responsible use of plastic, and
encourage sustainable thinking and behavior.

in Design Curator John Ennis has brought this touring exhibition to the UK and
will be hosting it in a series of venues over the next year. The global
communications project is directed and curated by Helmut Langer, Germany,
internationally renowned communication designer and worldwide experienced
lecturer, as well a Past President of the International Council of Design. The
project was only possible with the fantastic and dedicated cooperation with the
professor colleagues, who are part of or have been recommended by Helmut’s
global network. A big thank you to them and to the students of course!



September 11 (Saturday) 10:00 am - December 7 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


Scottish Maritime Museum

Scottish Maritime Museum, Castle Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QS