Photo: Insa Winklerfor WE ARE OCEAN Wadden Sea KUNSTreusen, 2022 (Schmarrener Loch Wremen, Germany)


Insa Winkler (for Germany)
Sophia Bulgakova (for the Netherlands)
Tue Greenfort (for Denmark)

“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).
The project will give a voice to the local people, the most engaged caretakers of the environment, and connect them with artists, scientists, policy-makers, and educators to join forces and make the importance of a healthy Wadden Sea habitat visible.
The project – which we aim at transforming into a movement – will gather regional artists and connect them with thinkers, scientists, fishermen, writers, educators, students, and civil society in general.
It will start as a trilateral project in 2021 and physically take place in 2022 in the three selected regions and has the potential to grow to a city- or region-spanning program over several years.

“WE ARE OCEAN WADDEN SEA” is an interactive journey created by ARTPORT_making waves, curated by Anne-Marie Melster in partnership with the BUND Lower Saxony, the Nationalpark Haus Dorumer Tief in Germany and iii and the World Heritage Wadden Sea Center in the Netherlands delivered by a group of artists in Germany, Denmark, and The Netherlands wherein a first part local students will reflect on the effects of climate change on the Wadden Sea and how this is affecting the ecosystems and the culture of the land.

April – July 2022: Interdisciplinary school workshops are held in Germany (Wurster Nordseek├╝ste) and the Netherlands (Friesland, the island of Schiermonnikoog) put together by the artists, curators and marine biologists.

August – October 2022: production of films, organisation of public screenings and other events.

28 November – 01 December 2022: We are an official Side Event of the Trilateral Governmental Wadden Sea Conference in Wilhelmshaven (Germany). Details will be published later this year.

The Danish project part planned for the municipalities of Guldborgsund and Esbjerg are happening in 2023.



Postcode Lotterie DT gGmbH

Stiftung Niedersachsen


Stroom Den Haag

Curated by


wadden sea forum