Project Launch: “Marathon of Citizen Earth”

Project Launch: “Marathon of Citizen Earth”

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Launching Marathon of Citizen Earth Project
Sat 05 Oct 2019, 7 am – 10 pm
From 7:00 to 22:00

From Six Space:

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 05, 2019, Six Space would like to warmly invite you to join a 16-hour journey across various sites in Hanoi 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.

ITINERARY:

07:00-09:00
Walking tour “Tee 1873”, Chợ Gạo – Bạch Mã Temple – Hàng Đậu water tower
with Nguyễn Vũ Hải

10:30-11:30
TECHxART: When Technology meets Art, at Six Space
with Prof. Hoàng Thị Bích Thủy (DynLab) and Đỗ Tường Linh (Six Space)

13:30-14:30
Launch of the program: What will you do with a seed?, at Six Space
with Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, Dreamfarm

15:30-17:00
Workshop: The story of soil colour, at Red River alluvial plain
with artist Nguyễn Đức Phương

17:30-20:00
Workshop: Collective cooking/dinner, at Ba-Bau
with Cô Tám, Mùa Mua, Nguyễn L Chi

20:30-22:00
90’: Earth, Water, Air, Plants and Human, a selection of moving images from Vietnamese and international artists, at Ba-Bau
Music by Cường Phạm

All events are free entrance.

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.

With friendly support from designers TAO Design, Khoa Pham and Chi L. Nguyen.
Media partners: Hanoi Grapevine, Mekong Cultural Hub.

ABOUT SIX SPACE:
Six Space is an artist-run art space based in the historical center of Hà Nội, Việt Nam. It has its roots in Blossom Art House, an artist-run education platform founded in 2013 by artist Le Giang. Six Space endeavors to provide diversity in approaches and perspectives to art and creative practices in Hanoi.

ABOUT THE PRINCE CLAUS FUND:
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. Additionally, our geographical spread has allowed us to accrue an invaluable, extensive network of local contacts – artists, cultural practitioners, institutions and experts.

ABOUT THE GOETHE-INSTITUT:
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. With our network of 159 institutes around the world we promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

ABOUT OUR PARTNERS:

DYNLAB – Dynamic Lab for Innovation & Transformational Entrepreneurship is an initiative promoting creative ideas and nurturing start-up innovation for students from different technological disciplines. DynLab operates under the guidance of Hanoi University of Technology’s guidance with members from various backgrounds.

DREAMFARM is a natural farm in the direction of sustainable forest ecosystems. The focus of the farm is to create high-quality agricultural products and build a sustainable living model at the foot of Tam Dao Mountain, Dai Tu District, Thai Nguyen with activities such as tourist accommodation, tours and agricultural products sales.

BA-BAU is an artist residency and independent art studio located in the heart of Hanoi. Founded in January 2019, Ba-bau connects, supports, conceives and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration by organizing and coordinating dialogues between artists and artists, artists and professionals from other fields. In terms of community building, cooking is one of Ba-Bau’s concerns with the cozy cooking and dining space here.

MEKONG CULTURAL HUB (MCH) is an exciting new organisation, set up to offer personal and professional development opportunities for creative cultural practitioners in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand and to build sustainable networks around Asia. Programs will include workshops, exchange, training and networking, and will involve participants and practitioners from Taiwan, as well as other South-East Asian countries on particular programs.

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