One of the biggest challenges that we face in the world today is climate change. Rather than relaying on messages, it is important to create experiences and alternatives, as they are more rewarding. Which is why, at Communicating the Arts (CTA), we like to address this big question of our time, through the initiation of the new program ’30 under 30’.
As a reminder, 30 under 30 consists of 30 young professionals, under the age of 30, from all around the world, who are working or studying in the arts sector. The project was carried out for six months.
The main objective through this program was for young professionals to identify and research on 15 organisations that best tackled the issue of ‘climate change’.
The research was evaluated by three stages of judging processes, selected by thirteen international jury members. The judging categories were based on: innovativeness, social-justice, environmental, and educational.
Out of 225 researches, the jury members selected the best three initiatives. The final winners were excitedly announced by CTA on the 16th of November, at the Roadshow Australia, held in Art Gallery of NSW.
Here are the winners of the program :
- Association Aire, project Ecomurales- by Nabra Nelson& Tristana Perroncel
This program commenced in 2014 to tackle the issues of over-pollution and overpopulation in the city of Lima, Peru. Ecomurales uses a Knoxout system using procalyptic paint, that transforms carbon to oxygen, and organic matter from sunlight. There main objective was to purify airThere challenge was to raise awareness among the community about pollution, increase ecological morals, to beautify the city, and to showcase the importance and responsible behaviour towards the environment.
Result – By the end of 2018, they had painted over 8000m of walls around Peru, which is equal to 8000 trees being planted. The success of this project led to other countries, like Ecuador and Colombia, implementing these painting systems.
- Botswana National Museum, project Zebra on the Move- by Mathilde Vallée& Marzia
Museums are the advocates to the community. This project aims to promote the indigenous environmental friendly preserving methods. Their objective is the preservation of the bio diversity, which is alternative to the use of toxic pesticides.
They use indigenous herbs, wood, ash, cow dunk to control pests infestation on crips and food.
There main aim through this project are the young children, they have educational tours on this museum showcasing these different preservative method and how these little changes can impact to save the planet.
Result – This project focuses mainly on educating the young children on these ancient preservative methods. Educational tours are held annually and monthly around these museums.
- Cape Farewell, project Pollution Pods, United Kingdom – by Laurin
Ivetic & Federico Zonno
This final winning project started in 2018 to find a solution for the toxic gases in the environment that are both visible and non visible. They all have a direct impact on us and earth.
This project has installed pods to demonstrate real life experience that shows harmful impact of pollution. Five geodesic domes are connected by polygonal passageways to form a ring in UK. Within each dome, the air quality of five global cities (London, Beijing, New Delhi, Sao Paulo, and Tautra) is recreated.
Result – over 10,000 people have visited these pods since its commencement, and have gained real life experience of the air in the five countries.
The final winners will be given the opportunity to present their research on a masterclass in December and also at the Lausanne CTA conference next year.
Each participant will be given access to a free event ticket to our CTA conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, and more opportunities.
We are proud to state that through this six months we were able to provide these emerging professionals an opportunity to develop their skills, explore big issues, have one to one mentoring sessions, learn from best practices and build their network.