I.D.E.E. Imaginez la Durabilité Ecosocial Ensemble

I.D.E.E. Art Expo’ will offer an imaginative and artistic perspective on the multidimensional facets of the ecological crisis.


I.D.E.E. Imaginez la Durabilité Ecosocial Ensemble

I.D.E.E. Art Expo’ will offer an imaginative and artistic perspective on the multidimensional facets of the ecological crisis.

I.D.E.E. – concept of the project

The inspiring conceptual framework is the UN Agenda 2030: a United Nations blueprint, signed in 2015, which calls for a global partnership to improve the social, economic, and environmental conditions of our planet, according to the principles of sustainability, equality, and justice.

Concept: IDEE is an itinerant creative and educational journey that will illustrate, with visual artworks, the challenges of the climate crisis, through the 17 objectives of sustainable development, and will offer a more general reflection on the contemporary ecological and social crisis-

Target audience: Youth are the main beneficiaries of the project: (i) Pupils from different schools involved; (ii) Young people from the Communes involved (i.e. Maison des Jeunes and other youth centers);

Partners: (i) 17 individual artists who have joined the project (here); (ii) Coolture asbl; Art’shock clown asbl; Youth4Planet; Caritas Plaidon Responsible; Climate Commission and Citizen Maison Commune of Mamer; Eurostat; EU Climate Pact Ambassador; Sustainability Officer of University of Luxembourg (here).

Output: (i) IDEE Expo’, made by 17 panels illustrating the 17 SDGs; (ii) A virtual IDEE Expo’’, made of narrative and scientific contents; (iii) Pedagogical journey and art Concourse with a final event in Mamer Park in June

IDEE main activities and outputs: Expo’ production and exhibition 

A1. IDEE Expo’

v  IDEE Expo’ will be realized by artists in Luxembourg;

v  Each of the artists joining IDEE will illustrate an SDG of the Agenda 2030, following the IDEE regulations;

v  IDEE Virtual Expo’ – made of narrative and scientific contents – will be connected to the physical Expo’ through QR codes;

v  The Expo’ will be finalized by April 2024.

v  The artworks will be translated in final aluminium panels (exposable also outside)

A2.  IDEE Expo’ will be exhibited in schools and public spaces

v  IDEE Expo’ – in progress – can start its journey in schools and public spaces, starting from October 2023;

v  Both panels and the original physical artworks will be exhibited  – according to a calendar to be finalized.

v  Artists will be invited to explain their works at the inauguration of the Exhibitions and/or through video telling uploaded in the Virtual Expo’; Artworks by students will be gradually included while they are ready and students will be invited to the public and school events to present their work (see below – Table 2).

SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT: 3 possible levels, not mutually exclusive

B1. Hosting the Expo’
v  Schools are invited to host the Expo for a minimum of 2 weeks.
v  Hosting the Expo’ will be inaugurated with a workshop introducing the Expo’ which is already an educational toolkit made of narrative-storytelling-video-telling content elaborated in collaboration with experts and artists of s IDEE.
B2. Participating in the art production
v Students and art teachers will join I.D.E.E. producing artworks dedicated to one of the SDGs.
v  I.D.E.E. Expo’ will serve as an inspirational source:  I.D.E.E. artists will share videos explaining their work and/or are available to come in person.
v  Arts from students will become part of the Expo’ participating in the public Exhibitions scheduled during the year. Students will be invited to participate and present their artwork.
B3. Participating in workshops with Gaialux on Agenda 2030
v  Workshops can be an independent level but also accompany points 1 and 2.
v  Introduction to the Agenda 2030.
v  Scientific workshops, conferences, and art workshops.

Approximative schedule

June-July 2023 Launch and dissemination of IDEE in partner schools and municipalities
21 September 2023 Foyer Européenne : Avant Première Expo’
September-November 2023 Preparation to ateliers et activation of art classes
November 2023 Expo’ at the Geesseknäppchen Forum Merl – 13-  23 November 2023 – Focus on SDG 5 target 2
December 2023 Lycée Schuman, Expo’ 23 November – 15 December
January 2024 Expo’ at the Geesseknäppchen Forum, Merl 8 – 24 January 2034 – Focus on Clean Energy
Maison des Jeunes- Ateliers  each Wednesday from 17h00 to 19h00 with I.D.E.E. Artists / Collaborative artwork across schools TBC/ Drawing the I.D.E.E. stories with Lycée Lenster TBC
February 2024 Location not defined yetConference at Festival du Migration – to be confirmed (students and artists share views on the Agenda 2030 through art)
March 2024 Expo’ at LUCIUS – first week (including final week of February) ) – TBC
Expo’ at Lyce St. George International – TBC
April 2024 Expo’ at ISL – Sustainable Summit 13 – 18 April 2024EEL2 (art workshop – to be confirmed)
Expo’ at EEL 2 – to be confirmed
June 2024 28 June: Final event at Mamer Park