On November 11th, a group of thought leaders and blockchain visionaries from all over the world gathered in Glasgow, Scotland to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) summit, announcing the finalists and winners of the outstanding artwork display of the DigitalArt4Climate competition.
DigitalArt4Climate is a multifaceted crypto climate initiative, organized by IAAI GloCha in cooperation with the UN-Habitat Youth Program, which enables the global artist community to create non-fungible token (NFT) works that are essentially focused on advocating climate action.
Hosted by Romi Sumaria, CEO of The Oblique Life, Irina Karagyuar, Head of Unique Network Metaverse Growth, Miroslav Polzer, Founder of DigitalArt4Climate, and Kristina Cornèr, Editor-in-Chief of Cointelegraph, and other guests attended shared A series of projects and ideas that use clean, carbon-efficient technologies to support imminent environmental challenges.
GloCha founder DigitalArt4Climate and respected COP26 host Miroslav Polzer announced that the competition has received 208 entries from 58 countries/regions, noting that the artist has used a range of traditional and technical tools and media, including digital acrylic Painting and murals, to artificial intelligence and generative art.
Except during the entire COP26 summit on digital billboards and through the project website, DigitalArt4Climate also cooperated with the environmentally conscious Metaverse Space Artgence to create a three-dimensional immersive space Virtual gallery.
These outstanding collections are expected to be auctioned separately on June 5, 2022 (the globally recognized World Environment Day) to support the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.
Miroslav Polzer elaborated on the philosophical vision of how artistic recognition allows us to recognize universal challenges:
“We believe that in the process of appreciating art, we have witnessed the struggle and glory of human nature, and in the process of artistic creation, we surrendered to our own glory.”
The four contest winners are determined by the results of online public voting, while the special winner positions of the contest are selected by members of the alliance.
Philippine digital ecology artist Bricx Martillo Dumas won first prize for his work called Nexus. The work depicts a human hand holding a plastic bag with a blue drink and a straw, and a cigarette with smoke floating into the atmosphere as a small leaf.
hammer spoke Enthusiastically (time stamp 2:55) talks about the importance of collective ownership in taking climate action, and cites his life-changing experience in his hometown of the Philippines in November 2013 of Typhoon Haiyan as the environmental impetus behind his promotion of climate action The root cause.
The second place in the competition went to Iranian artist Amir Karimi’s Every Second Lake, French artist Ekaterina Lestienne’s The Wildfire, and American artist Chloé Hajjar’s Allegory of Survival won the third prize.
Finally, the special prize of the competition, individually selected by the consortium, was awarded to Mathare Roots and graffiti girls from Mlango Kubwa in recognition of their “team spirit” in their mural works in Kenya.
The second-place artist, Lestienne shared with the audience vivid insights into the visual ideology of her work.
“My layered, detailed, and textured digital collage refers to the multidimensional soul of the world, which can be explained as our precious and beautiful planet is torn apart by extreme weather events and is moving towards peace.”
Later in the conference, Irina Karagyuar, Head of Growth at Unique Network Metaverse, skillfully spoke about the importance of inspiring human beings as a collective force to cultivate a sustainable and technologically dynamic ecosystem for the next generation:
“We have inherited an incredible legacy from our common ancestors. Let us be the proud ancestors of the next generation. Let us be passionate, fragile and rebellious about life. Let us learn more about the brand new for building a better world Ways and tools. Let our lives record the impact of mankind on the planet.”
Unique Network, a parachain project in the Kusama and Polkadot ecosystem Selected by the United Nations to promote the NFT climate initiative According to Cointelegraph, as early as August 2021.
By visiting DigitalArt4Climate website, Users can now receive an environmentally friendly free NFT asset called Global Angel. The works of art promoted by Unique Network and built on the Polkadot Relay Chain mark the unity of information between our physical and digital worlds.