PRESS RELEASE:
Adgi dan Bali Creative Community kampanyekan World Silent Day lewat Pameran Poster Internasional

Bumi memang semakin tak ramah, penyebab utamanya adalah kesemena-menaan manusia dalam menjalankan hidupnya yang tidak terkontrol. Perubahan iklim dan pemanasan global hari demi hari menggerus bumi sehingga berakibat malapetaka bagi manusia sebagai penghuninya.

Manusia harus belajar dari kearifan lokal serta tradisi budaya di Bali melalui Hari Nyepi dimana dalam 24 jam mampu menghentikan 20.000 ton CO2 dan menghemat listrik sebesar Rp 5 milyar.

Hari Nyepi yang berdimensi ekologi dan pesan universal ini mengilhami gagasan World Silent Day, yang pertamakali diajukan di depan peserta United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) di Bali pada tahun 2007 untuk mengajak umat manusia sedunia menghemat penggunaan energi dan mengurangi emisi gas buang dalam kesehariannya. Kampanye ini dikoordinasi oleh komunitas nirlaba “Bali Collaboration on Climate Change” yang kemudian digulirkan kepada publik secara mandiri.

Asosiasi Desainer Grafis Indonesia (Adgi) bersama Bali Creative Community sebagai komunitas dan asosiasi profesi yang memiliki tanggung jawab profesi dan sosial, berinisiatif untuk berpartisipasi mensukseskan kampanye World Silent Day melalui program Pameran Poster Internasional World Silent Day dengan cara membuat seri pameran yang pada tahun 2010 ini dimulai di Bangkok, Bali dan Jakarta.

Asosiasi Desainer Grafis Indonesia (Adgi) bersama Bali Creative Community mengundang 80 desainer terbaik Indonesia dan Asia untuk turut mendesain poster World Silent Day versi masing-masing desainer sebagai kontribusi kreatif dalam bentuk visual dan komunikasi media bagi suksesnya kampanye World Silent Day.

Pada tanggal 20-30 November untuk pertamakalinya proyek ini akan dipamerkan di Bangkok Art & Design Center dalam rangkaian acara Bangkok Design Festival 2010. Menurut Ayip, ketua Asosiasi Desainer Grafis Indonesia “Pameran ini sekaligus sebagai program jaringan internasional Adgi bersama BCC dalam mengedepankan kiprah desainer Indonesia di dunia global, sekaligus menumbuhkan rasa kebersamaan lewat budaya”.

Rudolf Dethu mewakili Bali Creative Community menyampaikan bahwa kolaborasi ini sangat penting guna memberikan dorongan kuat membangun solidaritas melalui kebersamaan. Kampanye World Silent Day diharapkan mendapat dukungan dari berbagai pihak dalam upayanya membangun kesadaran akan pentingnya menjaga bumi bagi kelangsungan hidup umat manusia.

Untuk informasi hubungi:

Zinnia N. Sompie
Director of International Relations
and Strategic Partnership – Adgi 2010-2012
Telp: +62811800916
Email: zinniasompie@yahoo.com

Untuk informasi World Silent Day
dapat mengakses www.worldsilentday.org

PRESS RELEASE:
World Silent Day Campaign by Adgi and Bali Creative Community via International Poster Exhibition

The earth is increasingly unfriendly. The main cause is man’s ignorance in their uncontrollable life. Climate change and global warming are eroding the earth day by day resulting in catastrophes for human as the occupants of earth.

People have to learn from local wisdom and cultural traditions observed through Bali Nyepi Day during which for 24 hours the island stops producing  20,000 tons of CO2 and save electricity for Rp 5 billion.

The ecological dimension and the universal message of the Nyepi Day has inspired the idea for World Silent Day, which was first proposed before the participants of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in Bali in 2007 to invite mankind to save the world’s energy use and reduce exhaust emissions in their daily life. The campaign is coordinated by the nonprofit community, Bali Collaboration on Climate Change, which has been advocated to the public independently.

The Association of Indonesian Graphic Designers (Adgi) collaborates with Bali Creative Community as a community and professional associations that have professional and social responsibility. The two organizations take the initiative to participate in the effort to campaign for the World Silent Day through International Poster Exhibition featuring World Silent Day by making a series of exhibitions that began in 2010 in Bangkok, Bali and Jakarta.

The Association of Indonesian Graphic Designers (Adgi) with Bali Creative Community invites the best 80 designers of Indonesia and Asia to participate in designing the World Silent Day poster according to each designer’s versions as creative contributions in the form of visual and media communication campaigns for the success of the World Silent Day.

On November 20 to 30 for the first time this project will be exhibited at the Bangkok Art & Design Center in a series of events at Bangkok Design Festival 2010. According to Ayip, chairman of the Association of Indonesian Graphic Designers, “the exhibition also serves as an international network program of Adgi with BCC in promoting the  Indonesian designers in the global world, as well as to foster a sense of togetherness  through culture.”

Representing Bali Creative Community, Rudolf Dethu, states that the collaboration is very important in order to provide strong motivation to build solidarity through togetherness. World Silent Day campaign is expected to get supports from various parties in its efforts to build awareness regarding the urgency for us to protect the earth for the survival of mankind.

For further information, contact:

Zinnia N. Sompie
Director of International Relations
and Strategic Partnership – Adgi 2010-2012
Telp: +62811800916
Email: zinniasompie@yahoo.com

For more information about World Silent Day:
www.worldsilentday.org