13-22 June 2012

Galschiot joins Rio Summit and Folkemødet, DK

The two gatherings will appear as an integrated project

The project evolves around the Rio+20 Summit the 13th-22nd June 2012. The summit marks the 20th anniversary for the 1992 summit in Rio de Janeiro on environment and development, which lead to e.g. the Agenda21 declaration and paved the way for the Kyoto protocol and the COP climate summits.

We will use the summit to renew public and media attention to sustainability and climate issues. We will create local and international media attention with a sustainability parade and live transmissions between Rio de Janeiro and Folkemødet at the isle of Bornholm, Denmark.

Project activities will take place at two interconnected locations to create an intercontinental art manifestation; Folkemødet, Bornholm and Flamengo Park, Rio de Janeiro. Below you will find concept and documents for each location as well as links to program, brochures and flyers.

This website will continually be updated with news and documentation from the activities.


See pictures from Flamengo Park here.

Read Camilla Carstensen´s (FairGreenSolutions) reports from Rio+20

Visit from the minister

Friday the Danish Minister for Environment Ida Auken will visit Flamengo Park around 9 AM (Rio-time) and she has promised to come around the AIDOH-pavilion.


The sculptures have already drawn a lot of attention in Flamenco Park. Among others the Brazilian press agency Agência Brasil visited the AIDOH pavilion in Flamengo Park on Sunday. They made a story that has been featured on more than a dozen Brazilian and Portuguese news websites. Read the original here.

Press release about the activities in Rio de Janeiro


Coordinator in Rio: Lasse Markus, +55 (21) 8284 5639, lasse@markus.dk

The Rio+20 activities are carried out in cooperation with FairGreenSolutions, Eco-net and supported by The Danish 92-group - Forum for Sustainable Development.

Se videoreportage fra gruppens arbejde i Rio produceret af Niller Madsen, Odense ser Rødt/Rundfunk la Rouge og vist på Folkemødet:

Folkemøde på Bornholm

Folkemødet er netop overstået, og flygtningeskibet M/S Anton og den rygende frihedsgudinde fik megen opmærksomhed.

Se videoreportage fra Folkemødet her.

TV2 Fyn kom på besøg søndag, da Folkemødet var ved at være slut. Se indslaget her.

Coordinator at Folkemødet: Mette Grøndahl, +45 2232 5226, megrha@ruc.dk

Odense Ser Rødt har lavet en omfattende tv-dokumentar fra Rio med deltagelse af Jens Galschiøt´s skulpturer.

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Themes: Ecology - sustainable development | NGO activities | Summits
Type: Overview
Dates: 13th June 2012 | 22nd June 2012