My interview with the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building, and Nuclear Safety, one of the supporters for our “Child’s Play: Climate Change through the Eyes of Children”, is now up on their website.
Here I spoke about the process of working with local children and youth of Plan International, an NGO focused on child sponsorship, about climate change adaptatation. Danke schön IKI, and thank you Plan International Asia’s fantastic staff and communities in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
The headline, “To know the colour of water”, refers to how one of the participants thinks that in the future because of extreme storms, children like her would think that the color of water is brown.
View the entire interview here [English and German].
June 26-29, 2017, Kampala, Uganda—We presented Child’s Play: Climate Change through the Eyes of Children, at the 11th Community-Based Adaptation Conference hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). It was fantastic to wrap up my art residency with Plan International. I’m really grateful to have presented the works by the children from all three of my workshops in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Some of the paper architecture made by children and youth from the Future Resilient Communities workshop
The Climatoscopes, Child’s Play edition
For this edition of The Climatoscope, I didn’t do the photos—the kids did! What are places in your communities that need to adapt to climate change?
The Ephemeral Marvels Perfume Store! This time, the kids made their own perfumes. I reproduced them from the recipes they gave me at the end of the workshops.
Storm Globes shows kids’ sculptures of things in their communities that are vulnerable to climate change.
Deepest thanks to Kimberly Junmookda, Plan International (especially the Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines offices!), and the Federal Ministry for Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Germany (BMUB).
Fang, Chiang Mai—It was June 3rd, my birthday, and what better way to spend it than with children and youth for my final workshop as artist-in-residence of Plan International! We made perfumes, sculptures, theater, and paper architecture. Here are some photos, and thank you, Plan International Bangkok and Chiang Mai chapters, plus Kim Junmookda, my residency host!