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Sea-Water Amplification (SWA)

Sea-Water Amplification (SWA) is a hybrid environment for education and research. It is currently active on Portugal’s Praia de Norte coast and attempts to cultivate forms of interspecies communication and multisensorial methods of experience. It aims to lay the conceptual foundations for outdoor teaching, particularly focusing on the epistemology of seascapes.

Keywords: being ocean as praxis, anthropology of water, sea epistemology, atmospheric worlds, air, acoustic ocean, perception of weather, thinking with water, sea-water environment, blue humanities, performative mapping, wave study, marine costal ecosystem, biodiversity, education, ecology of practices

SWA’S MAIN OUTCOMES

As a collective which is primarily focused on art-research practice, we are able to cultivate intercultural values by artistic means. Art’s great value lies in its ability to remain open and accommodate diverse perspectives on the world, overcoming language barriers and connecting various cultural and aesthetic preferences.

  • Sea-Water Amplification (SWA) cultivates our senses for the realization that the world breathesand that we are active participants in this dynamic, breathing structure.
  • Sea-Water Amplification (SWA) does not consider the ocean something completely other, butrather as an intelligent, dynamic environment, a threshold of perception which we are able to experience only through many accreted moments inscribed within and through our bodies.
  • Sea-Water Amplification (SWA) studies the diversity of representational practices which create the world and make it profound. It reminds us that aquatic metamorphoses are always present, flowing through various entities and rising to the surface of everyday perception.
  • Sea-Water Amplification (SWA) also considers some of the drawbacks of the western approach to education.


Website: Sea-Water Amplification (SWA)

Instagram: Sea-Water Amplification (SWA)


☂️We would like to establish a longer-term cooperation with other ocean subjects. We are also looking for partners who would be able to fund our research activities ☂️


📒 If you would like to learn more about the SWA project (or other projects), please contact us at info@abhpp.org or via our Instagram.


Partners:

The hybrid environment for education and research Sea-Water Amplification (SWA) is currently supported Cultural Association for Central and Eastern Europe – ZoomEuropa.

 

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