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Insects are the main contributor to biodiversity globally. Over the last 30 years up to 30% of Ireland’s insects have disappeared due to habitat loss and climate collapse.


In 2019 the UN reported that up to one million species are now in danger of extinction due to climate collapse and habitat loss.

How do we visualise such a large-scale emergency ?

THE UNAVOIDABLE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF EVERYTHING is an ongoing project that highlights the urgent need for behavioural change to insure a healthy and sustainable future for our planet.

This ambitious project will produce an artwork that consists of 1,000,000 individual, handmade ceramic ‘shells’, each shell representing an endangered species listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, that when combined will produce a large-scale artwork that physically creates a visual interpretation of such a catastrophe. To do this we will engage 1,000,000 individuals, of all ages, in a conversation to highlight the real and dangerous threat of climate change and its multitiered effects on our local biodiversity. Encouraging participants to produce a small, individually representative artwork, that is an essential component of a much larger artwork, highlights the power-of-one to have a positive impact on what can often be perceived as overwhelming.

To produce these individual artwork's participants are invited to partake in The MISSING Workshop, that highlights the important role of insects for our local biodiversity.

This project was developed with the help of the UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre as part of the UCD Parity Studios & UCD Earth Institute Residency Program.

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