Earth Speakr – Hosting kids to speak up for the planet in their language
Earth Speakr is an artwork started by Olafur Eliasson.
It invites kids to speak up for the planet and adults to listen up to what they have to say.
Earth Speakr takes shape with your input and ideas! Earth Speakr speaks your language – it also speaks the 24 official languages of the European Union and can be accessed throughout the world. Some aspects of the artwork are just for kids, aged 7–17.
Earth Speakr acts as a host to the kids, to amplify their voices. It meets kids where they are, in order that they feel seen, met and heard. For this reason, language has become increasingly important to the artwork. As it started in the EU, the app is available in all official EU languages, however kids can make their messages from any part of the planet, in any language, to be discovered and heard by everyone.
How to get involved:
Kids use the Earth Speakr app to record their ideas about the wellbeing of our planet. Adults are also invited to participate by helping kids make messages, 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.
If you’re an institution or part of a network, you can host an event and encourage kids to participate. Toolkits available on the website in 25 languages guide you in co-creating engaging activities for kids to explore the artwork and in bringing Earth Speakr into your existing programming.
Are you ready to listen to the future?
To get involved, please download the app and follow the tutorial. Take a look at the Earth Speakr toolkits to find ideas that fit within your existing programming and activities. Email us with your queries and ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Earth Speakr is created by Olafur Eliasson and kids around the world, and 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.