News: Event with UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Cease Wyss: Old Cedar Tree in Vancouver

IOC-UNESCO invited ARTPORT_making waves to propose a session for the Ocean Decade Laboratories
Laboratory 1: “An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean” Satellite Activities and accepted our “WE ARE OCEAN Vancouver: Cease Wyss’s ocean botany” online event.


Cease Wyss’s ocean botany private lesson brings the ocean of British Columbia, Canada, to the the curator Anne-Marie Melster, teaching her all about the interconnection of medicinal plants of British Columbia and their impact on ocean health. It will be an introduction to this vast botanical and marine topic and the audience is invited to participate with questions and reports of their experiences. The chosen interactive format is “fishbowl one-on-one” which means that two main characters will lead the discussion and in each chapter one participant from the audience is invited to interact. The format is not only interactive, but also participatory and makes the online session more accessible and attractive for the viewer. 

Date, time and place

Wednesday, 07 July, 6-8 pm CEST, online on

This event is growing out of WE ARE OCEAN, Vancouver

Artists: T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss and Olivier Salvas.

Commissioned by the Vancouver Biennale, ARTPORT_making waves invited the Canadian artists T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss and Olivier Salvas to work with Vancouver school students from October 2020 until summer 2021. The project is an artistic contribution to the Preparatory Phase of the UN Decade Of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).