The Crochet Coral Reef Project


WHEN September 29 - October 12, 2014
WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Coral reefs are being devastated by pollution, global warming, and ocean acidification. In response to this environmental tragedy, in 2005 Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles began to crochet a reef. Today their Crochet Coral Reef is perhaps the largest art and science project on the planet - more than 7000 people have contributed to making vast wooly seascapes.

In this exhibition, the NYUAD Institute presents the newest iteration of the project – a giant Crochet Coral Forest. Also on show is the NYU Abu Dhabi Satellite Reef, the latest addition to an ever-growing archipelago of community-made crochet reefs worldwide.


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Curated by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
  • Institute For Figuring

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