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Title: Red herring laboratories : using visual communication to communicate the environmental issue of global overfishing
Authors: Wong, Gabriel Songwei
Keywords: DRNTU::Visual arts and music
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: This project is about the environmental issue of global overfishing, which is an issue that receives little attention in first-world countries like Singapore due to how far displaced we are from our food sources. If left unsolved, it will have profound and lasting effects on the human race. At the rate that humans are catching fish from the oceans, the world could be seeing the collapse of all world fisheries around 2048. In Singapore, where seafood, and by extension, eating is part of our culture, this could have serious repercussions. The country could lose an essential source of protein and nutrients, and lose famous local dishes such as Chili Crab or Curry Fish Head, which would impact its tourism industry. In recent years, visual communication has often been the medium of choice when it comes to spreading the word on environmental issues. Lester Brown, an American environmental analyst and founder of the Worldwatch Institute, has declared that “the communications industry is the only agency possessing the capacity to convey the knowledge necessary for sustainable development to the required extent and in the timeframe we have at our disposal.” Hence, visual communicators are well placed to assist in solving environmental problems. The aim of this project is to conceptualize and produce a campaign to inform and to promote awareness about overfishing to Singaporeans. Although many campaigns about overfishing have already been carried out, many people in Singapore are still unaware about the severity of this issue. This project seeks to build on and improve what has been already been done by using visual communication to create a campaign that engages emotionally with its audience. The deliverables for this project will include packaging, motion graphics and a website, effective mediums for a 21st-century audience. Keywords: Sustainability, Marine, Fish, Seafood, Singapore
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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