“SurVivArt – Arts for the Right to a Good Life“.
The project SurVivArt developed by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung has invited artists from Ethiopia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Thailand and the Czech Republic to reflect on the meaning of “the right to a good life”.
The concept of a “good life” touches many layers of everyday life. How we live, where we live, what we eat, what we dress, what we consume, how and where we move and travel changes the carbon footprint of our lives. Likewise, these everyday practices are intrinsically loaded with gender differentiations, roles and opportunities. Sustainability can emerge from a wealth of simple interactions, but it is also a question of how the basic needs to a good and decent life are met. Could we find ways of living that contribute to more social equality and justice and that improve community participation and involvement?
With SurVivArt the Heinrich Böll Stiftung aims to create an international bridge between sustainability, climate change, gender equity, art and culture. With the support of its international offices, SurVivArt shows perspectives and views from artists from different regions of the world, mainly from the global South
In joint projects with their own communities, Kebreab Demeke, Robel Temesgen, Alafuro Sikoki, Segun Adefila, Adebimpe Adebambo, Oeur Sokuntevy, Neak Sophal, Tith Kanitha, Nino Sarabutra und Phyoe Kyi have translated these reflections into their own culture.
General Coordination: Georg P Kössler (koessler[at]boell.de)
Artistic Coordination/Curator: Valia Carvalho (info[at]valiacarvalho.com)
Project Management: Björn Ecklundt (ecklundt[at]boell.de)
Concept: Tilman Santarius, Björn Ecklundt, Susanne Diehr, Valia Carvalho
Ethiopia : Patrick Berg, Director Addis Abeba Office
Cambodia: Manfred Hornung, Director Phnom Penh Office
Thailand and Myanmar: Jost Pachaly, Director Bangkok Office/ Rainer Einzenberger Programm Coordinator Myanmar
Nigeria: Christine K., Director Abuja Office
Czech Republic: Zdenka Lammelová, Project Manager Prag Office
Lebanon: Leyla Al Zubaidi, Director Beirut Office