Insa Winkler (for Germany)
Sophia Bulgakova (for the Netherlands)


Anne-Marie Melster (for Germany), Anastasia Loginova (for The Netherlands)

“WE ARE OCEAN_WADDEN SEA” brings together a diversity of stakeholders in and around the region in three different countries (Denmark, Germany, and The Netherlands).

29 November 2022: We are an official Side Event of the Trilateral Governmental Wadden Sea Conference in Wilhelmshaven (Germany).

WE ARE OCEAN Wadden Sea @ 14th Trilateral Wadden Sea Conference

When: 29th November 2022, Time: 10-18h

Where: UNESCO-Weltnaturerbe Wattenmeer Besucherzentrum

WE ARE OCEAN WADDEN SEA is an interactive journey created by ARTPORT_making waves, curated by Anne-Marie Melster in partnership with the instrument inventors The Hague, BUND Niedersachsen and other organisations delivered by a group of artists in Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands where in a first part local students reflected on the effects of climate change on the Wadden Sea and how this is affecting the ecosystems and the culture of the land.

This November in Wilhelmshaven we and different agents of this project will come together to reflect on, present and discuss the two parts that took place this year, one in the Wurster Nordseeküste, Germany and one in the provinces of Friesland and Groningen, Netherlands. The two artists, Sophia Bulgakova and Insa Winkler, as well as the curators Anastasia Loginova and Anne-Marie Melster and the participating students will be there to present their collaborative artistic work and to speak about their experience with this interdisciplinary art project.

We will screen for a first time the two films that were created during the workshops this summer, next to participatory activities and an exhibition of the artistic outcomes. There will also be time to directly interact with all of the participants and ask questions during a fishbowl discussion, including artists, curators, students and scientists.


10:00 – 10:30 Arriving

10:30 – 11:00  Introduction

11:00 – 11:30 Introduction of projects by artists

11:30 – 12:00 Joint activities with participants, embodied exercises

12:30 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 15:00 Film premiere + Fishbowl Discussion

15:00 – 16:00 Embodied exercises II

16:00 – 16:30 Film screenings

17:15 – 17:45 Ministers coming



Postcode Lotterie DT gGmbH (for the German part)

Stiftung Niedersachsen (for all three countries)

Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie (for the Netherlands)

Stroom Den Haag (for the Netherlands)


WE ARE OCEAN Wadden Sea is part of the UNESCO endorsed WE ARE OCEAN Global Program for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

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