Lunu Solutions to Support TBA21–Academy ‘Oceans in Transformation’ Exhibition
- 21.10.2020 09:39 am
LUNU Solutions, the Berlin-based tech startup closing the gap between cryptocurrencies and the real world, announced their support for TBA21–Academy and its long-term commitment to fostering a deeper understanding of the ocean through the lens of art, science, and technology. Lunu becomes an official supporter of the Academy’s “Territorial Agency: Oceans in Transformation” exhibition synthesizing three years of intersectional research and its results, opening from August 27–November 29 at Ocean Space in the Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Venice and at www.ocean-archive.org.
Lunu’s overall support of the exhibition includes cross-marketing, a financial donation (made in cryptos and paid in Euros), and the production of a podcast about the potential of blockchain technology for environmental preservation, engaging TBA21–Academy’s extensive network of contemporary artists and other practitioners, produced in Venice during the exhibition 'Oceans in Transformation'. The podcast will address the relationship between art and creativity, the oceans, science, and the technology that will enable blockchain to bring about a more comprehensive global connectivity.
In addition, TBA21 – Academy becomes Lunu’s first placement of its processing technology and mobile terminal: visitors can make donations to TBA21–Academy in cryptocurrencies with the Lunu Terminal. The Lunu online Widget will also enable donor contributions to the Academy in cryptos on the TBA21 – Academy website.
“LUNU is giving birth to a new crypto ecosystem, so the connection between LUNU and the oceans – which connect everything on earth -- is symbolic of a nascent world with myriad possibilities,” commented Lunu Co-Founder and CEO Artem Shaginyan.
As a new brand entering a new space of global connectivity, Lunu recognizes its responsibility to act as a cultural agent, bringing to bear the powerful imaginaries of art with the profound insights of science to help resolve problems facing the world today. Chief among them: the plight of the world’s oceans – a source of life and sustenance for living things. And deeply in peril. The name “Lunu” itself is derived from the Latin word for “moon” (Luna), the planet that controls the earth’s tides... and the oceans.
“Projects such as ‘Oceans in Transformation’ are key to what LUNU Solutions is about as a visionary brand,” said Vadim Grigoryan, LUNU Partner, and Chief Marketing Officer. “TBA21–Academy's project brings the plight of the oceans to public attention through cutting edge technology and scientific research while moving to action through art, design, and architecture,” he adds.
Supporters wishing to make an online donation in cryptos on the Academy’s website should look for the link marked “Donate your cryptocurrency here, powered by LUNU, an official supporter of Oceans in Transformation.”
TBA21–Academy and Territorial Agency collaborated with a network of researchers and institutions for this exhibition to develop a deeper understanding and a body of knowledge assessing the latest scientific knowledge about the effects of a wide array of human-induced interferences on marine and coastal ecosystems. “TBA21–Academy is very pleased to have LUNU as a supporter of the Oceans in Transformation exhibition. We welcome Lunu’s commitment to contribute to the transformative power of art, science, and technology to change global attitudes to the Ocean,” Markus Reymann, Director, TBA21–Academy.
TBA21–Academy was founded in 2011 and brings together artists, researchers, and thinkers from various fields and draws on the arts as a vessel for communication, change, and action.