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The Algae Society is a global collective of interdisciplinary researchers working together to establish a new community with algae, as a non-human international research partner.

Through this work we aim to engage audiences with the importance of algae in ecological systems and the environmental threats they face. I focus specifically on illuminating and creating work with algae in desert ecosystems found in cryptobiotic crusts and lichen symbioses.


This collaboration involves art and science researchers in the US, New Zealand, Spain, and is growing to include other participants. 

This project launched on April 20th, 2019 at the MOXI Museum in Santa Barbara and opens on Nov 1st, 2019 at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. Future shows will tour New Zealand and the US.

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Jaime Fernández, 2019. El arte herramienta frente a la emergencia climátice. Tribuna Complutense.