The Crochet Coral Reef Project on Kickstarter

By Maryann Yin Comment

The Institute For Figuring (IFF) hopes to raise $27,000 on Kickstarter for Crochet Coral Reef: The Book. It will feature essays from an art critic, a science historian, and IFF founders  Margaret and Christine Wertheim.

The finished book will also honor the work of the 7000+ contributors who took part in crocheting for environmental advocacy. For more information about these coral reef crochet creations, check out this TED Talk. We’ve embedded a video about the book project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“The Crochet Coral Reef project was conceived as a direct response to climate change. It has mobilized people all over the planet to respond to this crisis in a powerful, constructive and collaborative way. The book will spread the word about climate change in a format that is highly accessible, scientifically astute, and visually stunning.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.