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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

The next Open Call for the Social Art Ward will be opened in early 2023.

 

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Oxyphyll
by Pawel Pacholec
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Title:
Oxyphyll

Author:
Pawel Pacholec

Description:
The Oxyphyll project is a vision and at the same time a response to the inevitable changes that await our ecosystem in the near future. The first change we need to prepare for is the deepening deficit of available oxygen. Already, the lower parts of the oceans and seas lack oxygen and, as we know, water is a carrier of this element and is able to give it back to the atmosphere. The second area of ​​upcoming changes is mindless, excess production of plastic. Plastic in its structure is very slowly biodegradable and functions in opposition to nature and ecology. Research and experiments are underway to improve the properties of plastic towards its faster degradation and bioavailability and this is very optimistic news. However, it may turn out that oxygen deficits and the multiplication of plastics will take even faster turnover and we humans or nature will be forced to make radical changes. I decided to start research and various discussions towards potential solutions that would be able to assimilate both of these issues. Will man begin to create a type of plastic capable of oxidizing by emitting oxygen we need or whether nature and plants, by way of mutation, will absorb the plastic surrounding us by including it in their genetic code still remains in question. It is quite probable, however, that the appearance of today's flora as we know it will lose and in connection with the growing demand for oxygen, plants will begin to reduce the degree of chlorophyll production in favor of what I have called working oxyphil. It would be a chemical compound capable of many times greater oxygen production than its green predecessor. Due to the loss of the green compound from algae and plants, the light spectrum will show us the flora more strongly and harder towards the blue color. That is why oxyphyll turns blue as a synonym of oxygen and our atmosphere at the beginning of the research.
Description:
The Oxyphyll project is a vision and at the same time a response to the inevitable changes that await our ecosystem in the near future. The first change we need to prepare for is the deepening deficit of available oxygen. Already, the lower parts of the oceans and seas lack oxygen and, as we know, water is a carrier of this element and is able to give it back to the atmosphere. The second area of ​​upcoming changes is mindless, excess production of plastic. Plastic in its structure is very slowly biodegradable and functions in opposition to nature and ecology. Research and experiments are underway to improve the properties of plastic towards its faster degradation and bioavailability and this is very optimistic news. However, it may turn out that oxygen deficits and the multiplication of plastics will take even faster turnover and we humans or nature will be forced to make radical changes. I decided to start research and various discussions towards potential solutions that would be able to assimilate both of these issues. Will man begin to create a type of plastic capable of oxidizing by emitting oxygen we need or whether nature and plants, by way of mutation, will absorb the plastic surrounding us by including it in their genetic code still remains in question. It is quite probable, however, that the appearance of today's flora as we know it will lose and in connection with the growing demand for oxygen, plants will begin to reduce the degree of chlorophyll production in favor of what I have called working oxyphil. It would be a chemical compound capable of many times greater oxygen production than its green predecessor. Due to the loss of the green compound from algae and plants, the light spectrum will show us the flora more strongly and harder towards the blue color. That is why oxyphyll turns blue as a synonym of oxygen and our atmosphere at the beginning of the research.

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