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CROCHETED CORAL REEF

by Ariadna Zierold

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The Crochet Coral Reef is a project created by Margaret Wertheim and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring, a Los-Angeles based non-profit that pioneers creative new methods for engaging the public about scientific and mathematical issues by putting people and communities at the core.

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The series of handmade coral reefs are meant to raise awareness about environmental issues by creating a greater appreciation for the complex design of natural formations, demonstrated through the algorithmic art of crochet.

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