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Earth Speakr

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On Tuesday October 27, Ocean Space will be collaborating with Earth Speakr, a project created by the artist Olafur Eliasson and his studio, which seeks to involve young people from all over the world, giving them a platform to express their ideas about how to protect the planet, and encouraging adults to listen to what the next generations have to say.

Earth Speakr is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs to mark the German presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2020, and is implemented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut.

Earth Speakr is available in all 25 official languages ​​of the European Union, and is accessible anywhere in the world. Aimed at people aged between 7 and 17, Earth Speakr encourages the sharing of ideas and insights about preserving the well-being of planet Earth. Adults are also invited to participate by listening to the messages from the younger generations, sharing them with other people and creating Loud Speakrs in augmented reality in order to highlight and amplify them.

Credit: Olafur Eliasson, Earth Speakr, 2020, for the Federal Foreign Office on the occasion of the GermanPresidency of the Council of the European Union 2020. Photo: Lars Borges


Earth Speakr is a project conceived by the artist Olafur Eliasson, which invites children and young people to express their ideas about how to protect the planet, while inviting adults to listen to them.

Earth Speakr uses augmented reality and includes a free app available on the App Store and Google Play, and an interactive website translated into 25 languages: http://earthspeakr.art

In collaboration with renown institutions, Studio Olafur Eliasson has jointly developed toolkits which are designed to promote the use of Earth Speakr in various contexts. Each toolkit is designed to facilitate interaction with the work of art, from the exploration of existing messages to the creation of new messages.


Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967) works with sculpture, painting, photography, film, installation, and digital media. His art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self and community. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the public through architectural projects, interventions in civic space, arts education, policy-making, and climate action. Since the mid-1990s, Eliasson has realised numerous major exhibitions and projects around the world. In 2019, he was named UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for climate action and the sustainable development goals.

Located in Berlin, Studio Olafur Eliasson comprises a large team of craftsmen, architects, archivists, researchers, administrators, cooks, art historians, and specialised technicians.