What does it sound like when we become a voice for the planet? Olafur has created Earth Speakr with the studio, kids, creative partners, researchers, and other experts.
Earth Speakr consists of an app and an interactive website (in all 24 official EU languages), as well as physical presentations in key locations. To amplify children’s ideas and concerns about the wellbeing of our planet, Olafur and the team are working with a growing network across the EU, including museums, schools, and libraries to expand the reach of this collective artwork.
The artwork launches officially on 1 July and will evolve over the course of 2020 with the active participation of kids across the EU.
This work is funded by the Federal Foreign Office in the context of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2020 and realised in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut across the EU.
Today is World Oceans Day. Our friends @TBA21Academy have long been dedicated to this topic, and this spring they commissioned the exhibition ‘Oceans in Transformation’ in Venice. nytimes.com/2020/05/27/art…
Today we celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay by revisiting the work of climate justice writer @MaryHeglar. We recommend her intersectional podcast ‘Hot Take’ @RealHotTake with @AmyWestervelt, which takes ‘a critical and race-forward look at the climate crisis and conversation’.
Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay. The online mobile game Mission1point5.org gathers feedback from young people that @UNDP will present to governments to promote climate action. It has been played by over a million people so far and may well become the biggest online poll ever.
We’re delighted to announce that the @MuseoGuggenheim reopens today! After a long hiatus, the museum is now welcoming everyone to visit their exhibitions, including Olafur's solo exhibition 'In real life'. Image: ‘Your uncertain shadow (colour)’, 2010 (photo: Erika Ede)
‘Hope is a passion for the possible.’ – Søren Kierkegaard, in ‘Fear and Trembling’ Image: ‘The unspeakable openness of things’, 2018 (photo: Anders Sune Berg)
On one hand we shouldn’t be touching our eyes these days, on the other hand the sense of touch means we always have eyes in our hands.
Studio Other Spaces has been sharing a spread of their projects on the @DesignMuseum Instagram every Friday this month for #architecturefriday – one more Friday to go, do check it out twitter.com/DesignMuseum/s…
Not so long ago we could freely touch shared objects, surfaces, each other, the neighbor’s cat – but now we’re experiencing a profound loss of social touch. How has this absence of tactility shifted our perception? #hamishfulton #icewatch #yokoono instagram.com/p/CAqHAqont5I/
Stella McCartney virtual studio visit with Olafur Eliasson, May 2020