The Regenerative Marine Design research project examined the urgent issues our oceans face and explored the possibilities that can emerge through design for its conservation and sustainable use of resources. The studio was a collaboration between design and marine sciences and has allowed the students to learn about possibilities of sustainable marine resources and regenerative aquaculture practices. It had two objectives; raise awareness of the sea urchin barrens and develop design proposals turning the problem into a resource. The studio outcomes included cultivating seaweed in and around sea urchin barrens for biodiversity and utilizing sea urchin shell waste from aquaculture to develop materials and incorporate them into public spaces for awareness and to encourage sustainability.

Dr Pirjo Haikola

Dr Fletcher Warren-Myers