In 2016, Danish sustainability organisation ‘Chora Connection’ had the idea to get the word out about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals to as wide an audience as possible. The concept would be to launch a series of posters designed specifically to promote the goals. The poster designs, in collaboration with AGI (Alliance Graphique International), would come from European designers and be exhibited all over the world.
That work was done and the campaign was successful, so now the posters will come together for the first time in this exhibition. There are 51 posters in the series and designers from Denmark, France and the Netherlands are behind the works, all of who have donated their work for the exhibition.
On Friday, this special exhibition will enable the posters to be seen as a complete collection and a special reception with the theme of Art and The UN Sustainable Development Goals will be held to open the exhibition. Before that however, there will be a cross sectoral workshop, to explore ideas around how Danish art and design can contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the role of art in a more sustainable future. The outcomes created in that workshop will then be shared at the reception.
Those wishing to attend must register first by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The special exhibition of 17for17:Worldwide will be held on Friday 1st December from 4pm to 5.30pm at UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition is in collaboration with UN City Copenhagen, UN Sustainable Development Goals, Chora Connection, and AGI. You can read more about the event here on the Chora Connection website.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)