21st September 2021

Photo by Paul Box

Artist Filthy Luker’s inflatable installations will be taking over the rooftop of We The Curious, Bristol on Thursday 16th September as part of Vanguard and Toward 2030, What Are You Doing?’s series of art activations marking the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This series of 17 art activations is taking place across Bristol throughout September and October, with each art activation aligned with a Bristol community action group whose work embodies one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Photo by Colin Moody

Filthy Luker has partnered with community ambassador The Natural History Consortium to mark SDG15 - Life on Land through an inflatable intervention on the roof of We The Curious. Filthy Luker’s floral installation amplifies the key strategic goals of the One City Ecological Emergency Strategy – particularly the call for 30% of land for nature.

Vanguard’s series of 17 art activations done in partnership with Toward 2030, What Are You Doing? builds upon their exploration of sustainability through art showcased in the blockbuster exhibition Vanguard: Bristol Street Art at M Shed, Bristol. 

Bristol is a city famed not only for its street art legacy, but also its work with Sustainable Development, being the first in the UK (2018) to adopt the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the past year, Vanguard and Toward 2030 along with a network of creatives have been working with Bristol’s communities to align this framework with culture.Video by Colin Moody

The 17 Sustainable DevelopmentGoals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.