The Synthetic Collective

The Synthetic Collective is an interdisciplinary collaboration between visual artists, humanists, and scientists that focuses on plastic pollution in the Great Lakes Region. Crucial to their research methodology is the driving principle that artists and scientists conduct research together, from the outset of the inquiry, and said research should not do further environmental harm. The Synthetic Collective works to better connect scientific knowledge with potential cultural imports, and enrich artistic production with informed science. They have organized exhibitions at The Art Museum at the University of Toronto and The Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris.