The Earth 360° is an annual festival of arts that brings both amateur and professional visual storytellers to present thought-provoking ideas on environmental issues. It aims to spread awareness and build consciousness among the wider population about the impending 'Triple Planetary Crisis' and inspire collective actions for a sustainable future.

Earth 360° Fest

Nature through Arts

Artwork icons created by surang - Flaticon

Day-Long Exhibitions

Feb 24-25, 27-28 | 10 AM - 7:30 PM
Exhibition Space, EMK Center

Film Screenings

Feb 27-28 | 3 PM - 7 PM
Kennedy Hall, EMK Center

Earth 360° Dialogues

17-20 Feb, 2024
Bishyo Shahitto Kendro, Dhaka

Let's celebrate our rivers together

Date: Feb 24-25, 27-28  |  10 AM - 7:30 PM

Venue: EMK Center, Gulshan Ave, Dhaka

Date:  17-20 February, 2024

Venue: Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, Banglamotor, Dhaka

THEME

River and Riverine Lives

Bengal was known for its abundance of lush, green forests and rivers. The gigantic rivers with the multicolor sail of boats were the central themes of many poems and art in the region. The small villages that were inhabited along the banks of crisscrossing rivers were the picturesque epitome that defined Bengal.

What is the situation of our rivers today? What is the condition of the people who were historically dependent on rivers?

Earth 360° Dialogues

17-20 Feb, 2024

17 Feb: Artists with Conscience

18 Feb: Design with Nature: In Rhythm with River and Water

20 Feb: Our Dying Rivers: Success or Failure of Our Economic Miracle, Politics and Governance?

Professor Kazi Khaleed Ashraf

Director-General at Bengal Institute

Professor Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, an architect, professor, and urbanist, is renowned for his contributions to architectural discourse in Bangladesh. As the Director-General of Bengal Institute, he's dedicated to exploring the intersections of architecture, landscape, and the city.

Marina Tabassum

Chief Architect, MTA

Marina Tabassum, an award-winning architect from Bangladesh, founded Marina Tabassum Architects in 2005. Her firm focuses on environmentally conscious and culturally relevant architecture. Tabassum's notable works include the Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, recognized with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016.

Ahsan Habib

Prominent Cartoonist, and Editor of UNMAD

 

Ahsan Habib is a prominent Bangladeshi cartoonist, writer, and editor. He is known for his work with the satirical magazine Unmad and his contributions to Bengali science fiction. Habib is also an advisor to the Bangladesh Cartoonist Association and a professor of Graphic Novel instruction.

Wakilur Rahman

Painter, Printmaker, and Sculptor

Wakilur Rahman is a versatile artist, known for his proficiency in painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Since 1988, he has split his time between Dhaka and Berlin, addressing social issues through his artwork. Rahman holds a B.F.A from Dhaka Art College and an M.F.A from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. His talent has earned him numerous awards, including recognition at international exhibitions in Canada, Norway, and Germany.

Mehedi Haque

Political Cartoonist at The New Age,
Founder of Dhaka Comics

Mehedi Haque, a seasoned Bangladeshi cartoonist and founder of Dhaka Comics, has made significant contributions to the field since 1997. His passion for drawing cartoons ignited in 1997, leading him to join Unmad in 1998, where he now serves as the executive editor. He is renowned for his political cartoons in the New Age and his efforts to promote comic culture in Bangladesh.

Syeda Rizwana Hasan

CEO, BELA

 

Syeda Rizwana Hasan is a lawyer and CEO, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA). She tackled dangerous shipbreaking practices, winning landmark legal battles. A Goldman & Magsaysay laureate, she's a tireless champion for environmental justice and workers' rights.

Dr. Mokhlesur Rahman

Executive Director, CNRS

 

Dr. Mukhlesur Rahman, the Executive Director at the Center for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS), spearheads one of Bangladesh's foremost pro-environmental NGOs. With CNRS since its inception in 1994, Dr. Rahman has been instrumental in driving innovative approaches and tangible outcomes in environmental studies. He aims to influence national development strategies towards sustainable environmental practices in Bangladesh.

Sharif Jamil

Coordinator, Waterkeepers Bangladesh

Sharif Jamil, the Buriganga Riverkeeper and head of Waterkeepers Bangladesh, is one of Bangladesh’s most outspoken and impassioned environmental advocates, leading a country-wide campaign to avert an environmental catastrophe for the country’s 165 million people, who are already suffering the effects of climate change and sea-level rise more than any other people on earth.

Sheikh Rokon

Founder, Riverine People

 

Sheikh Rokon is a river researcher, writer, and traveler. He is the founder and general secretary of the Riverine People, a Dhaka-based NGO advocating for rivers, wetlands, and water resources. His expertise lies in transboundary river issues, youth engagement, and riverine community culture. Sheikh Rokon is also an Adjunct Faculty at Jahangirnagar University and Assistant Editor at Daily Samakal.

Winners

Selected Films

Let's celebrate our rivers together

17 Feb, 2024

Saturday

18 Feb, 2024

Sunday

19 Feb, 2024

Monday

20 Feb, 2024

Tuesday

Independent Photographer, Photo Editor and Educator

Cartoonist, Writer and Editor of Unmad

Filmmaker
and Educator

Prominent Artist

Munem Wasif

Documentary Photographer

Andrew Biraj

Photojournalist

Manosh Chowdhury

Anthropologist, Writer