A Voice for the Eel

In and around Amsterdam the Embassy of the North Sea will be investigating new forms of cohabitation with the eel and its environment with a team that includes landscape architect Thijs de Zeeuw, marine biologist Maarten Erich and artist Sheng-Wen Lo.

In particular, the research team of A Voice for the Eel will be focusing on the interaction between eels, politics, infrastructure and other factors that influence life underwater. The aim is to gain a greater insight into the perceived world of the eel, from a range of different artistic and scientific perspectives, that will be followed up by practical designs and policy proposals aimed at improving the representation of this animal in Amsterdam.