Welcome to ocean comm/uni/ty

Join TBA21–Academy’s meeting place for diving deep and crossing disciplines

What is ocean comm/uni/ty?

ocean comm/uni/ty offers a space for researchers of all stripes, artistic/creative practitioners & ocean lovers to exchange and seek inspiration; to share and promote their work; to spark and maintain collaborations.

Membership is free and opens up:

🌊 A transdisciplinary global network of ocean researchers and practitioners

💧 Direct access to OCEAN / UNI sessions, materials, and updates

🧿 Dedicated spaces for groups and institutions

💙 Fluid channels for thoughts and chats.


Enter the portal to OCEAN / UNI

ocean comm/uni/ty is the online portal to access the ongoing and past program of OCEAN / UNI, a hybrid higher educational program that invites thinking with the oceans and seeks to dissolve land-sea binaries. The curriculum wanders through the themes, content, and discourses surrounding TBA21–Academy’s programming, opening them up through guest conversations, presentations & activations with practitioners from diverse fields.


Find friends and collaborators

Entering unknown waters can be hard to do alone. With camaraderie and curiosity, we can harbor collaboration among a lively network of ocean people near and far. Sharing insights, telling stories, and passing on updates all help to weave a resilient fabric of ocean knowledge.


Dive into our digital ecosystem

In concert with OCEAN / UNI and Ocean-Archive.org, ocean comm/uni/ty forms an immersive three-pronged ecosystem for learning, discovering, and gathering.

TBA21–Academy is a contemporary art organization and cultural ecosystem fostering a deeper relationship to the Ocean through the lens of art to inspire care and action. For a decade, we have been an incubator for collaborative research, artistic production, and new forms of knowledge by combining art and science, resulting in exhibitions, research, and policy interventions. Established in 2011, the nonprofit’s program is informed by a belief in the power of exchange between disciplines and in the ability of the arts as a vessel for communication, change, and action.

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