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King’s Summer School – Lecture by Maria, 3 August 2017

Dr. Jamie Barras Engineering module at King’s College London.


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King’s Sustainability Awards, 3 July 2017

King’s College London, Strand Campus. Closing speech held by Maria.



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Plastic Picnic @ Pottersfields Park, 18 June 2017




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Thames Plastic Lab @ Sommerset House – 5-11 June 2017

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Plastic Ocean – Screening and Panel Discussion, 5 June 2017

Opening night of the #ThamesPlasticLab at King’s College London

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TEDx Goodenough College Event, 20 May 2017

 Maria was invited as part of their [R]evolution series for 2017 to showcase and talk about the work she has been doing for Thames Plastic. Her work was exhibited as part of the event, where the public was invited to help sort through the plastic as part of the overall interactive mission of this project.

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CIWEM talks on Thames Development,  14 December 2016

More Info: Maria gave a talk about the plastic waste she has recovered from various beaches of the Thames Estuary, explaining her major upcoming project with King’s College London in creating a Plastic Footprint for the Totally Thames Festival (September 2017). Maria shared her experience on how to create high impact Art in the Environment to educate the public on the serious topic of plastic pollution in rivers and o


 Science and Art Networking Twilight Event, 2016

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The Hospital Club, Artist Talk,  2016 

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‘Plastic Seas’, Screening and performance,
ArtCop21 & SpainNow!, 2015


Somos Mar, 2015


3V Encounter of Emerging Artists,  2015


The Fall of Rebel Angels, Venice Biennale 2015 


eXXpedition, Lanzarote to Martinique 2014


Sustainable Brands Conference, London 2014


Facing Extinction: Gustav Metzger, London2014