The exhibition MARE PLASTICUM – Art and Science for the Environment
Margarita Cimadevila and Wolfgang Trettnak
A brief history of plastics
Plastics and microplastics: Impacts in the marine environment
Madeleine Steer and Richard C. Thompson
The (Un)Natural History of the “Plastisphere”, A New Marine Ecosystem
Erik Zettler and Linda Amaral-Zettler
Polarquest 2018 expedition: plastic debris at 82°07´ North
Stefano Aliani, Gianluca Casagrande, Paola Catapano and Valeria Catapano
The impact of Marine Litter in marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean Sea: How can we protect MPAs?
Maria Cristina Fossi and Christina Panti
Plastic in China: a short history of a crisis
“Down by the river”: (micro-) plastic pollution of running freshwaters with special emphasis on the Austrian Danube
Small plastic wastes in soils: What is our real perception of the problem?
Andrés Rodríguez-Seijo and Ruth Pereira
Europe’s move towards plastic free ocean
Plastic Pollution in the Oceans - A Systemic Analysis: status quo and possible sustainable solutions
Gianlauro Casoli and Shyaam Ramkumar
“Toys for the winter” (A plastic story)
“The bottlenose dolphin” (An eco-comic)
Marilena Streit-Bianchi was born in Rome (Italy). She received a doctorate in Biological Sciences from the University of Rome and joined CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva (Switzerland), in 1969. She has been a pioneer in the study of high-energy particles produced by accelerators for cancer treatment. She has held managerial positions in the area of safety training and technology transfer and is currently a senior honorary staff member at CERN, actively engaged in art and science as a book editor and curator of exhibitions in Europe and Mozambique.Margarita Cimadevila The artist who was born in Sada (A Coruña, Spain), graduated in Chemistry. She then worked as a secondary school science teacher for the Government of Galicia for thirty years, nine of them as director. Her artistic work combines science and art on topics such as the particle physics at CERN, women in science, gender equality and eco art. She is president of the organization ARSCIENCIA and a member of AMIT (Spanish Association of Women Researchers and Technologists). Her work has been exhibited in Europe, America and China.
Wolfgang Trettnak was born in Graz (Austria) and received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Graz. He undertook applied research on sensors and biosensors for several years and published a number of scientific articles. In 2002 he became a freelance artist, and his work, which comprises painting, object art, and installations, has been exhibited in Europe, America, and China. His work links science with art on subjects such as bionics, electronics, luminescence and environmental topics.
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