The focus of CHERISH is climate change and its effect on our seasons. Throughout centuries poets have been heralding the seasons as the corner stones in a cyclic and holistic vision of our lifeworld. What we are seeing today is that this world is now deteriorating. The central idea of this project is that in order to avoid this scenario we must change ourselves before we can change the world.
The climate catastrophe at hand is borne forward by a one-sided focus on growth, efficiency, volume and value. This set of values, which are traditionally male, must be balanced by the cyclic, slow, qualitative and stabile. We are working with the 17 Sustainable goals sat out by the UN, especially goal #5; Equal rights between men and women.
The CHERISH project is combining a global agenda with a local initiative and an inner movement of each individual involved. In practice we are doing this by creating a larger foliage of cherry blossoms made of paper and hung from the ceiling of the church by artist Veronica Hodges. This canopy of bright pink flowers contrasts and compliments the stark authority of the Copenhagen Marble-church . Under it we will hold a symposium on 17 UN SDG goals, where community work, concerts, debates and events points to the relation between seasons, mother-tongue, poetry, architecture and philosophy.
The program will be put together with artists, thinkers and debaters from here and abroad, while local communities and institutions help realize the art-installation itself. From the 2nd of October to 21st of October 2018.
Cherish is a project of Architect and Film-director Morten Meldgaard, at
The project is a collaboration between the Royal Danish academy of fine Arts schools of architecture, design and conservation and Frederikskirken. KADK have devoted themselves to work with the SDG goals over a period of three years.
© 2018 CHERISH