Exhibition Talks

Gothenburg, Sweden

Wednesday evenings in the spring are crammed full of lectures that look at plastic from different perspectives. Marine biologists, environmentalists, and authorities visit us, not only to provide answers, but also perhaps to arouse awareness and new questions.
The lectures begin at 6.30 pm and a brief introduction to the exhibition OUT TO SEA? The Plastic Garbage Project is held at 6.15 pm.

Plastic – a modern Sea Monster
Wednesday, 26 February and 23 April, 6.30 pm
How are the inhabitants of the sea affected by all the plastic? What does the rubbish do to our society and we as people in it?
Daniel Hansson, Ph.D. in Oceanography, discusses whether there is anything
we can do about it, or have we created a monster that we cannot stop.

Clean Coast in Bohuslän, is it possible?
Wednesday, 12 March, 6.30 pm
The coast of Bohuslän is especially exposed to rubbish from the sea, but the coastal communities receive no government support for clean-up measures. In 2012 they were fed up and joined together to form the Clean Coast of Bohuslän Project. How can we coordinate 11 municipalities? And how do we solve a global problem at a local level?
Ulrika Marklund and Anna Skrapste from the Clean Coast of Bohuslän Project explain.

The Material that rouses strong Emotions!
Wednesday, 19 March, 6.30 pm
Torbjörn Egerhag, polymer engineer and environmentalist, presents the history of plastic, its trials and tribulations, and how plastic will save the world. Can plastic go from disputed oil product  to vitally important  biomaterial?

Marine Litter, a Result of the Throw-Away Society
Wednesday, 26 March, 6.30 pm
The plastic rubbish contains everything from microscopic particles to barrels and scrapped leisure craft. Johanna Eriksson, Marine and Water Management Agency, and Sanna Due Sjöström, Environmental Protection Agency, describe the impact of the litter on the marine environment and what authorities do to prevent rubbish from ending up in the sea.

The Sea, a pedagogical Problem
Wednesday, 2 April, 6.30 pm
Overfishing, littering and ocean acidification are some of the major threats to the environment that we must solve to save the sea. At the same time, the sea is difficult for us to access.  In order to spread knowledge about ocean environments, we need to solve the the pedagogical problem of the sea. Björn Källström, Ph.D. in Marine Ecology and Head of Division at the Aquarium tells us how.

Coast Savers
Thousands of People who care

Wednesday, 16 April, 6.30 pm
Marine littering is one of the most unnecessary environmental problems of our times. The rubbish may come from nearby or far away, but it has one thing in common – someone has thrown it away.
Jessica Ångström from Keep Sweden Tidy talks about the Coast Savers campaign, how we can change attitudes and behaviour and, at the same time, contribute to a cleaner, more beautiful world.

Shaving Cream for the Fish?
Wednesday, 7 May, 6.30 pm
Rubbish and plastic don’t belong in the sea. Once it is there, it will be difficult and expensive to get rid of, if at all possible. Join Ellen Bruno, expert in marine ecosystems and fishing, Environmental Protection Agency, for a journey from
your bathroom cabinet to the ocean.

Power over environmental Issues
Sunday, 18 May, 2 pm
Which environmental issues do we think are important? What do we regard
as a green way of life? Environmental problems, how they were created and how they should be solved are far from self-evident. Anna Kaijser, researcher at Lund University, shows how the formulation of environmental problems is, to a great extent, a question of power.