Monday 18, December 2017

Exxpedition 2017 | A Life in Plastic

Photo courtesy of eXXpedition 2017

eXXpedition – MAKING THE UNSEEN SEEN

eXXpedition is a series of all women voyages to make the unseen seen, from the toxics in our body to the toxics in our seas. Since 7th August 2017 eXXpedition has been circumnavigating Great Britain on board S.V. Sea Dragon stopping for events along the way. At ASCUS we are delighted to be partnering with eXXpedition to host the Team for ‘A Life in Plastic’ on the 26th of August, as they dock in the Port of Leith.

About the event

On the day we will welcome the eXXpedition crew into the lab for an immersive Arts and Science experience combining sound, video and microscopic art talking place at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. This is a unique opportunity to meet the eXXpedition team and find out more about their all-woman voyage around the UK highlighting the plastics pollutions in our seas. At the same time members of the crew will construct a public sculpture in the Summerhall courtyard, so pop along to check out this public artwork as it evolves across the day.
Photo courtesy of eXXpedition 2017
We encourage you to register for the events in ASCUS Lab as the number of people we’re able to host in the lab at one time is limited. All activities on the day are FREE to attend. See details and how to register below.

Spaces in ASCUS Lab are limited therefore if for reasons outwith your control you cannot make it on the day then please make sure to cancel your registration so that your place can be freed up for someone else to attend.

‘A Life in Plastic’ Experience
When:
Saturday 26th August
10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Where:
Price:
FREE (Registration recommended)
Audience:
Adult + Family
Booking:
Eventbrite - ‘A Life in Plastic’ Experience
‘A Life in Plastic’ Public Artwork
When:
Saturday 26th August
10am-5pm
 
Where:
Summerhall Courtyard
Price:
FREE (drop-in)
 
Audience:
Adult + Family
Booking:
N/A

How It Went…

Leith Labs Event


On the 26th August the eXXpedition crew will also be down in Ocean Terminal with our friends at Leith Labs. Join this event ‘Leith Labs eXXplores eXXpedition’ for free hands-on activities with Kids against Plastic, including interactive workshops with smart-phone microscopes looking at samples taken from the voyage and of course, a chance to meet (and question) some of the crew!

When: 12pm-4pm, Saturday 26th August
CLICK HERE for more info

More about eXXpedition

Photo courtesy of eXXpedition 2017
During the eXXpedition voyage environmental samples are being collected to assess plastic and pollutants, feeding in these samples to wider studies investigating the impacts of toxics and plastics pollutants and linking this sampling to narratives of ecosystem health, personal health and the products we consume. The eXXpedition crew also participate in biomonitoring with the UN founded initiative ‘Safe Planet‘ to assess personal exposure to known toxic substances. Through personal exploration of our internal environment(MeSearch) the aim is to better understand the levels of toxic exposure in women.

Find out more about the campaign here:

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