When we talk about the ocean, we tend to focus on the science, the conservation issues, the life giving properties, the protein source, the value to the economy - jobs, food, oxygen etc - all critical important stuff but not personal or relevant to many people and a framing that often fails to engage or create positive action.
Meanwhile the story of the intimate, personal, human relationship with water and the wide benefits to an individual is missing from this standard framing.
If water really is medicine then why aren’t we prescribing it more frequently to ourselves, our communities, our kids and the places we live and work?
And why aren’t we looking after our waterways and blue spaces with more care?
Dr. Wallace "J" Nichols author of Blue Mind is joining us for this challenge
How can we find ways for this story of water and humans to find its way into the bigger ocean narrative and discourse?
How might we ‘hack’ these stories of ‘water is personal medicine’ into culture - schools, health, sport, creativity, media, entertainment, leisure, design, politics, public places ?
What could we create to help make this happen?
How might technology help us?