PangeaSeed Foundation
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PangeaSeed Foundation

Tré Packard (Founder and Executive Director); Akira Biondo (Director of Operations)

Biography

Tré Packard is an internationally renowned public art curator and award-winning environmental photographer marrying both art and activism to cultivate a new era in marine conservation. As a passionate conservationist, Tre' has traveled throughout Asia documenting some of the most remote locations bringing to light never before documented fisheries contributing to the destruction of ocean ecosystems and the often illegal trade of threatened marine life.

Tré is the founder and Executive Director of PangeaSeed Foundation and the creator of the Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans program through which he has curated over 400 environmental ocean-themed public artworks in 17 countries since 2014. In addition, Tré is a lifelong scuba diver and proud PADI AmbassaDiver.

Akira, originally from Switzerland, is the Director of Operations at PangeaSeed Foundation and a co-founder of the Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans program. Her passion for the environment stems from her extensive travels across the globe and experiencing first-hand humanity's impact on the planet. With a background in Sustainability Studies and Cultural Anthropology, she believes that protecting our home planet for future generations requires an interdisciplinary approach that includes the arts, creative problem-thinking, and the voices of all people.

Through PangeaSeed Foundation, their international nonprofit organization, they act at the intersection of culture and environmentalism to further the conservation of our oceans. Using their S.E.A. approach (science, education, and ARTivism), PangeaSeed Foundation's mission is to empower individuals and communities to create meaningful change for our oceans.

Hometown

(Tré) Carlsbad ; (Akira) Basel, Switzerland, California
United States

Career Highlights

  • Founded PangeaSeed Foundation to forge a synthesis between creative expression, nature and society; to (re)connect individuals and communities with Earth’s most important ecosystem by following core values of sustainability, education, ecology, and design (2010)
  • Through Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, PangeaSeed Foundation’s groundbreaking public art program, collaborated with some of today’s most renowned contemporary artists to create large-scale public murals that address pressing marine environmental issues. To date, curated over 400 murals in 18 countries across the globe.

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