Socionatural Studies of the Sea
Socionatural Studies of the Sea
- Develop critical thinking about the relationship between societies and the sea/ocean;
- Resorting to the sea/ocean as a methodological, theoretical and material tool to interpret ecosystem and social phenomena;
- Promote new forms of visibility and understanding of the sea/ocean brought by different sources of knowledge;
- Create a unique opportunity for participants to speak with scientists, activists, artists, and other professionals related to the sea/ocean.
This School is aimed at: students, researchers and university lecturers of different fields of study; governmental and non-governamental agency representatives; artists; journalists; activists; basic and secondary teachers; 11th and 12th grade students; people who are interested in socionatural issues related to the sea/ocean.
We invite experts in various disciplines, as well as artists and activists linked to various institutions, to speak about the modules and sub-themes included in the School's programme.
Module 1. THINK (WITH) THE SEA
~ Sea/ocean conceptions;
~ The oceanic ocean: the ocean beyond liquid space;
~ Science and audiovisual arts as instruments of blue activism;
~ Emerging challenges and the blue ecocritical discourse;
~ The sea as a space for prescription and therapy;
~ Constructed oceans: oceanariums as a source of marine knowledge.
Module 2. PORTUGAL AND THE SEA
~ The new abyssal nation: the Portuguese territorial extension at the bottom of the Atlantic;
~ Ocean Literacy and the Blue School: the Portuguese initiative;
~ Blue Urbanism: the case of Lisbon;
~ Marine forests;
~ The Ocean Decade National Committee (2021-2030);
~ One of these outings is planned: (1) visit to the facilities of the Mission Structure for the Extension of the Continental Shelf [EMEPC] or (2) short tour in the waters of the Tagus and Atlantic - discussion "in motion" about Blue Urbanism in Lisbon .
Module 3. THE SEA/OCEAN AS AN ECONOMIC AND GOVERNANCE OBJECT
~ Ocean governance and the law of the sea;
~ The economic imperative and blue (de)growth;
~ Privatizations, delimitations, and sea/ocean surveillance;
~ Sea/ocean datafication;
~ Technoscience and marine conservation.
Module 4. EXTRACTIONS
~ The blue food: removal, production, circulation and consumption of marine foods;
~ Fisheries and sustainability;
~ The race to fossil fuels;
~ The ocean as a source of renewable energy;
~ Promises and challenges of aquaculture, fish farming and ocean agriculture.
In addition to attendance and participation, participants may choose to submit one of the following works: (1) a written essay that does not exceed 2500 words on a School topic, or (2) a work that is not limited to a written essay (for example, a visual, sonic, audiovisual essay, etc.) on one of the School's topics.
Applications: Up to 09/09/2022
Applications exclusively online through FenixEdu: https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt.
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The application costs €10.
Application Fee: €10
Registration Fee (which includes school insurance): €25
Attendance Fee: €150 * **
* According to the ICS-ULisboa School Regulations, all elements of the ICS Community (students, researchers and technicians) benefit from a 50% discount.
** 11th and 12th grade students benefit from a 50% discount.