Lecture by Peter Fend: Rising Waters

The exhibition Repairing Earthquake Project by the artist Nishiko about the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in Japan, is accompanied by the Stroom School program Rising Waters around the theme of sea level rise. On November 28, Peter Fend (USA), co-founder and member of the activist artist collective Ocean Earth Development Corporation will hold a lecture in The Hague about the future of Holland in response to global ecological decline.

Peter Fend has studied the topography and oceanography of nearly every part of the world, organizing terrain according to water systems rather than geopolitical boundaries. He believes that most historical patterns of migration, ideology, sovereignty, militarization and industry are determined by and organized around saltwater basins. Fend proposes working with the ocean and its inhabitants in a non-invasive way to harvest energy for creating self-reliant and ecologically sustainable economies.