Launched on July 1st and fluent in 24 official languages of the European Union, Earth Speakr is an artwork that expresses the powerful imagination of artist Olafur Eliasson and invites kids to speak up for the planet.
It’s a safe place for kids to creatively make messages by using the fun Earth Speakr app to record their ideas about the wellbeing of our planet and give them the floor to get their messages heard.
Earth Speakr also invites adults to listen up to what they have to say for the sake of our common future. Adults can participate by listening to the messages, sharing these with others, and creating augmented reality Loud Speakrs to demonstrate with and amplify the powerful messages kids have to share.
Olafur and his team aims to amplify children’s ideas and concerns about the wellbeing of our planet with the active participation of kids across the EU and will be working with a growing network of museums, schools and libraries to expand the reach of this collective artwork.
Art, for Danish–Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (Icelandic: Ólafur Elíasson; born 1967), is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world. Striving to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large, Eliasson’s art is not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects, interventions in civic space, arts education, policy-making, and issues of sustainability and climate change.
“Earth Speakr is funded by the Federal Foreign Office on the occasion of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2020 and realised in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.”