CITIZEN EARTH is a project by Six Space running from 2019 to 2021. Through various artistic, cultural, educational, and community-friendly activities in Vietnam, the project aims to raise awareness on critical environmental issues as well as encourage actions to make positive changes.
CITIZEN EARTH invites artists, historians, anthropologists, environmental researchers, scientists, engineers, educators to engage in broader discussions on art, environment and sustainability. Together the group will conduct research on various sites under effect of climate change, or facing critical environmental issues and then produce new body of works/ artistic intervention and activities in collaboration with related communities.
A series of events will take place across 2 years and seek to bridge the gap between the expert and the audience, the knowledge producer and the knowledge receivers, the learned and the unlearned.
In this first series of events taking place on October 5, a 16-hour journey across various sites in Hanoi will being hosted in order to explore the tastes, the colors, the historical and cultural narratives and the way nature is entwined within a city that is undergoing rapid transformations brought along by globalization.
The project is a collaboration with DynLab (Hanoi University of Science and Technology), Dreamfarm, Ba-Bau and other local and regional partners. The realization of the initiative was made possible by the support from Prince Claus and The Goethe Institut.
The Prince Claus Fund has a track record of 20 years of excellence in supporting cultural and artistic initiatives in the most challenging spaces. We have been a successful actor and liaison in the arts and culture sectors globally, generating possibilities for critical discussion and boosting creative expression. Because of our track record and autonomy, the Fund is seen as a global leader in supporting independent cultural initiatives of the highest quality with a broad social impact.
Walking tour “Tee 1873”, Chợ Gạo – Bạch Mã Temple – Hàng Đậu water tower with Nguyễn Vũ Hải
TECHxART: When Technology meets Art, at Six Space with Prof. Hoàng Thị Bích Thủy (DynLab) and Đỗ Tường Linh (Six Space)
Launch of the program: What will you do with a seed?, at Six Space with Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, Dreamfarm
Workshop: The story of soil colour, at Red River alluvial plain with artist Nguyễn Đức Phương
Workshop: Collective cooking/dinner, at Ba-Bau with Cô Tám, Mùa Mua, Nguyễn L Chi
90’: Earth, Water, Air, Plants and Human, a selection of moving images from Vietnamese and international artists, at Ba-Bau. Music by Cường Phạm