Food Wave

Empowering Urban Youth
for Climate Action

#FOODWAVE #CATCHTHEWAVE

BJCEM is proud to be part of the DEAR community with #FoodWave, a project that will bring together and enable young people from 17 countries to raise their voice for food and #climatejustice. In particular BJCEM will launch a visual art contest for young activists, in the third year of the project.
Food Wave has the aim to create awareness on sustainable ways to consume and produce food for climate change mitigation and activate young people in their cities, in order to enable them to influence institutional decisions, so they can lead us to a sustainable global food system by 2030. The project is co-funded by the EU and promoted by the Municipality of Milan together with ActionAid Italia, ACRA, Mani Tese and 25 project partners in 17 countries. The network consists of 14 cities, 5 municipal agencies and 6 civil society organizations closely linked with the cities. C40, the international network of cities engaged in the fight against climate change, is also affiliated to the project.

Food Wave has the aim to create awareness on sustainable ways to consume and produce food for climate change mitigation and activate young people in their cities, in order to enable them to influence institutional decisions, so they can lead us to a sustainable global food system by 2030. The project is co-funded by the EU and promoted by the Municipality of Milan together with ActionAid Italia, ACRA, Mani Tese and 25 project partners in 17 countries. The network consists of 14 cities, 5 municipal agencies and 6 civil society organizations closely linked with the cities. C40, the international network of cities engaged in the fight against climate change, is also affiliated to the project.

Lead: Municipality of Milan

Core Team: ActionAid Italia, ACRA, Mani Tese

Cities and municipal agencies: Almere, Metropolitan Agency Brasov, Bruges, Frankfurt, Lisbon CLLD Network, The London Waste and Recycling Board, Malmö, Institute Wcycle Maribor, Madrid, Groundwork Greater Manchester, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Murcia, Nea Smyrni, Pest, Turin, Sao Paolo, Sofia, Warsaw, Zagreb

Civil society organizations: European Association for Local Democracy – ALDA, ActionAid Hellas, Alianza por la Solidaridad, Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée – BJCEM, Erasmus Student Network Italy – ESN Italy, Eating City – RISTECO

Sixteen young artists (18 to 35 years old), from nine different countries in Europe and the Mediterranean, have been selected by BJCEM and Food Wave as winners of the first call for artists “Every food is a landscape”.

The artists will participate in a dedicated exhibition curated by Marco Trulli to be held in October at the Beeozanam community hub in Turin; two of them will be in residence for ten days to carry out a participatory project.

Video works, paintings, performances and installations will reflect on the food-climate nexus as proposed by the call that obtained great interest as 85 artists from 20 countries applied.

Selected artists:

Beatrice Caruso (Italy), Filipa Cruz (Portugal), Chiara De Maria (Italy), Lucia Di Pietro (Italy), Anna Fainareti Lioka (Greece), Hajnal Gyeviki (Hungary), Ceren Hamiloglu (Turkey), Mira Hirtz (UK), Shuai Peng (italy), Despina Petridou (Cyprus), Maria Nissan (Jordan), Mila Panic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Giulio Saverio Rossi (Italy), Elektra Stampoulou (Greece), Agnese Spolverini (Italy), Dimitris Theocharis (Greece).

Co-funded by the European Union

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