Watch: “We should ask the children to lead” – artist Olafur Eliasson

Earth Speakr is a new interactive artwork by artist Olafur Eliasson that amplifies children’s views on the future wellbeing of the planet.

During an interview with Newsbook.com.mt, the Icelandic-Danish artist explains that Earth Speakr uses augmented reality and includes a free app and an interactive website available in the 24 official languages of the European Union, including Maltese of course.

Eliasson created the artwork on the occasion of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2020.

Over the next six months, the Earth Speakr app can be downloaded by anyone. Children and young people below the voting age can choose to take part by giving their voice to anything – a tree, a banana peel, the sky, or the street  – and speak up for their local surroundings and for the planet.

Their creative messages will be shared on the website and experienced on the app via Augmented Reality (AR).