the result of the workshop 'Into
Blue Futures: A Speculative
Workshop in Strategic Foresight'
presented at the “Worlding the Hydrosphere”
addressed the themes of marine and maritime worlds,
coastal communities, their manifold ecologies and challenges of sustainability.
with: Piyali Sircar
with: Ena Crnogorac
Change is the only constant in the ocean. Blue, vast and flat
maps. Previously void of anything useful to humans, now filled with sensors, the ocean has
transformed into a 3D space. Overflowing with infrastructure, resources, logistics,
— meanings. Ever since gas was found on the sea floor, the sea has become a battlefield of
regulations and attempts to define where borders are drawn. Imagine the disputes that might
the wind and tame the waves.
We want to convey the absurdity and impossibility of owning the ocean and what’s in and
We want you to walk away feeling the paradox of trying to confine the wind, the water and
life. Ever changing, moving, clashing, mixing. Currents as currency. This version of the
illustrates what would happen when the left’s interest in renewable energy is coupled with
right’s focus on creating walls and defining ownership.
What if we get rid of borders? How do we enforce them? How do we own the wind? Should we