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Trammakassea: World Oceans Day 7th & 8th of June

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Trammakassea* 2024 World Ocean Day is a focused lecture series that will take place from Friday the 7th June – Saturday 8th June. The aim of the series is to catalyse action for our oceans and climate change, by bringing together a diverse group of storytellers, scientists and activists to discuss, debate and engage key themes.

Key themes that the discussions will cover:

  • Ocean Ecologies: From the Apex to the Microscopic

Ocean Ecologies explores the ecological connections between species from a scientific point of view. For this session we will have scientists discussing their work on charismatic and microscopic species, who together form part of a fragile intricate ecosystem.

  • Ocean Defenders: Conservation, Privilege, and Human Rights

Ocean defenders explores the complexities and tensions around conservation discourse, practice and human rights. This theme seeks to interrogate the ways that privilege operates under the guise of environmentalism and conservation to exclude/negate indigenous knowledge and community experience.

  • Ocean Stories: Meaning, Memories and Struggles

Ocean stories explores the socio-historic relationship of communities and their connection as well as disconnection to the ocean. This theme looks at remembering and methods of recall that have survived and provide methods of survival and ways to make sense of the past and the present.

 Dates: 7th June – 8th June

Venues: The Commons, Muizenberg and Simon’s Town Museum.

Booking is essential because seating is limited. For more details on the programme see attached.

Ocean inspired food on sale by Komhiessa Coffee Shop.


June 8
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Simon’s Town Museum
Court Road
Cape Town, 7975 South Africa
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