There is no doubt the world’s oceans are under immense pressure. One of the most confronting illustrations of this stark reality is the ongoing bleaching and decline of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. As scientists attest, rising water temperatures, increased nutrient runoff, and oceanic acidification are bleaching coral reefs across the globe, with devastating impacts on marine biodiversity. Elsewhere similar forces are pushing ecosystems out of balance, with a plague of sea urchins decimating plant life in temperate waters.

Join one of the world’s foremost coral reef scientists and a duo of underwater designers who are each in their own way drawing on the potential of emerging research and technology to protect and restore coral reefs for our shared future.

This program was part of Triennial Conversations, which took place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December to mark the opening of NGV Triennial 2020.

NGV Triennial 2020 Playlist

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JR’s Homily to Country With NGV’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Design & Architecture Triennial conversations: JR / Rivers in Decline Badger Bates, Gabrielle Chan, Rachel Strachan and Alan Whyte in conversation with Ewan McEoin In conversation: Revising Narratives Claire G. Coleman, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Timothy Moore and Scotty So in conversation with Pip Wallis Triennial conversations: Resonant Nature Refik Anadol and Dr Tessa Laird in conversation with Simone LeAmon Triennial conversations: Nature as Collaborator Talin Hazbar, Elliot Bastianon, Geoff Nees and Hannah Presley in conversation with Myf Doughty Triennial conversations: Oceans on the Edge Professor Madeleine van Oppen, Pirjo Haikola and Alex Goad in conversation with Ewan McEoin Triennial conversations: Get Real Estate Jill Garner, Amy Muir and Michael Bleby in conversation with Ewan McEoin In conversation: Future First Nations Megan Cope, Angela Tiatia and Hannah Presley in conversation with Myles Russell-Cook In conversation: A Dark Horizon Dr. Edward Colless and Professor Larissa Hjorthin in conversation with Dr. Simon Maidment In conversation: House Of Heroines Lara Schnitger in conversation with Pip Wallis Refik Anadol on Quantum Memories Triennial conversations Faye Toogood on Downtime Triennial conversations Erez Nevi Pana on Crystalline Triennial conversations Interview: Glenda Nicholls Interview: Diamond Stingily Interview: Liam Young Triennial | JR Interview with William Badger Bates Triennial profile | Refik Anadol Interview: Tomoaki Suzuki Interview Interview: Faye Toogood Interview Interview: Alicja Kwade Interview: Fred Wilson Interview: Porky Hefer Kengo Kuma | Botanical pavilion Triennial profile Installing JR’s Homily to Country NGV Triennial 2020 Preparing for NGV Triennial 2020 Celebrating contemporary art, design and architecture Bringing NGV Triennial 2020 to life Celebrating contemporary art, design and architecture