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Published: 14 May 2022

By Andy Ross

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Crochet coral reefs

The Crochet Coral Reef is a project that continues to expand and grow. 

Started by Christine Wertheim and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, the project started as an artwork about evolution, mathematics and climate change. That first part of the Reef now forms the Core Collection, a set of pieces that travel the world, inspiring and asking for change in the face of disaster. The second part, Satellite Reefs, is open to any groups that want to take part; a chance to make a coral reef of their own. 

If you do not know what the project is about head on over to the project page where you can explore and find out more about the science and matehmatics behind the idea, and see some of the amazing pieces that have been made. If you would like to be part of this growing artwork you can apply; directions on this page

The Crochet Coral Reef is an important and fascinating project. If any of our readers have been or go to see one of the reefs please send pictures to share.