Artwork of the Week 19

make me a birdThe NakivArt collective’s initiative By The NakivArt’s Collection
The NakivArt collective’s caption is aimed at making visible the praxis of enclosed areas within the settlement as well as alienation between refugees and the local population.

make me a birdThe NakivArt collective’s initiative By The NakivArt’s Collection
The NakivArt collective’s caption is aimed at making visible the praxis of enclosed areas within the settlement as well as alienation between refugees and the local population.
This week on the 9th to the 10th of May we are celebrating the World Migratory Bird Day. World Migratory Bird Day is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
The 2016 World Migratory Bird Day Theme is “.... and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade!” .Migratory Birds Need Protection because migration is a perilous journey and involves a wide range of threats, often caused by human activities. And as diverse as people and their habits in different countries are, so are threats the birds face. As migratory birds depend on a range of sites along their distribution area, the loss of wintering and stopover sites could have a dramatic impact on the birds’ chances of survival.
The artwork of the week explores these: an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and stopping of the illegal killing of birds.
The NakivArt collective’s initiative was exhibited in Kabbo Ka Muwala exhibition Kampala edition. The travelling exhibition artistically explores perspectives on the multitude of migration processes in and from Southern and Eastern Africa primarily through the eyes of artistes from these regions.

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