Climate Crisis and Cultural Loss (2021–2024)
March 23–October 13, 2024
Ocean Space, Venice

Armin Linke: Protest against deep-sea mining in Papua New Guinea, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Ocean Space Venice

Climate Crisis and Cultural Loss (2021–2024) is a three-year research inquiry led by Prof Ute Meta Bauer and housed by the School of Art, Design, and Media at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. The inquiry responds to the inaugural cycle of TBA21–Academy's The Current Fellowship program from 2015 to 2018, for which Bauer served as Expedition Leader. Alongside former fellows and current research collaborators artist Nabil Ahmed, social anthropologist Guigone Camus, artist Kristy H.A. Kang, legal scholar Hervé Raimana Lallemant-Moe, and artists Armin Linke and Lisa Rave, they are joined by other researchers, revisiting connections and conversations seeded during previous trips to Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, and Fiji.

Climate Crisis and Cultural Loss further explores archipelagic networks across the Alliance of Small Island Developing States, from Singapore in the Riau Archipelago to Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean.

The project is supported by the Ministry of Education, Singapore, under its Academic Research Fund Tier 2 grant.
Ute Meta Bauer