The Sea Around Us
12 - 26 November 2016

Our fourth annual festival celebrates the beauty and fragility of the ocean whilst exploring humanity’s relationship with the sea and our ecological impact upon it.

We will investigate these themes through a diverse range of exhibitors, artists, activists, environmentalists and scientists – with focus on our relationship with technology and the ocean.

CTDs invites exhibitors to consider and interpret the ocean, what it means to them and what it means to others. And to look at its future? We believe it's interesting to reflect on this year's title, ​'​The Sea Around Us​'​, considering that we ​will ​exhibit in Sheffield, one of the most central cities on the map of the UK. Does our distance from the ocean affect our consciousness and our responsibilities towards it? As a small island nation do we feel closer to the sea? Or do we share a universal collective consciousness towards the ocean? Are we aware of the long term and irreversible damage to the oceans on our planet?

The festival will showcase a series of exhibits, workshops, performances and talks that respond to this theme at DINA in Sheffield from November 12th – 26th 2016.

DINA (32 Cambridge St, Sheffield, S1 4HP)

DINA, 32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP