Fishing for Islands
October 27-29, 2017 | Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin
About TBA21–Academy

TBA21–Academy leads artists, scientists, and thought-leaders on expeditions of collaborative discovery. Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding of our ocean through the lens of art and engender creative solutions to its most pressing issues. Our ocean-going Academy commissions interdisciplinary research that catalyzes engagement, stimulates new knowledge and inspires artistic production. Founded in 2011, our 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.


Our fellowship program, The Current, seeks to create culture and a platform for research outside of the traditional institution, enabling emerging leaders from a diversity of disciplines to become agents of change for the ocean.

The Current Expeditions 2015-17

Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, including the Tuamotos and the Marquesas and Fiji.

The Current Expeditions 2018-20

Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand, Marshall Islands, Micronesia including Palau, Papua New Guinea.

Read more about TBA21–Academy here.





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Joan Jonas, “Oceans – Sketches and Notes“, Kochi Convening, 2016. Photo: Francesca von Habsburg
TBA21–Academy expedition to Papua New Guinea, 2015. Photo: Francesca von Habsburg