Seaweed is much more than a resource we can break down into its many exploitable parts for our benefit. It is one of the millions of companion co-species which contribute to the health of the planet - and therefore to ours. For my Masters in 2021 I worked with washed-up seaweed - everyday and usually overlooked or even avoided. Inspired by the concept 'collaborative survival' (mooted by anthroplogist Anna Tsing), I combine seaweed with other materials to highlight our interdependency and to offer a different way of experiencing seaweed.
Thanks to prize money from the Centre for Entrepreneurship Dundee, I am using seaweed for a new business called TANG (an old Scots word for seaweed). There is a separate website here - www.tangscot.com