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MOUTH is a philanthropic foundation which brings together art, science and people for diversity.  It partners with individuals and organisations worldwide to put diversity front and center of the global development agenda. The aim is a new, more constructive social and ecological balance.


Launched in 2016, MOUTH is a scientific and practical evolution of the CCP project and Vanmechelen’s wider work on diversity.  It convenes, supports and fundraises globally in four interdependent areas:


  • The Laboratory:  provision of open-access samples and data for biological and medical research 

  • The Community:  citizen-led enquiries into the impact of biocultural diversity on everyday lives

  • Public Engagement: art and conferences to share information and broaden public discourse on diversity

  • Field Science: research into livestock to improve nutrition outcomes and raise incomes of vulnerable people



Learn more about MOUTH on the MOUTH website

The Planetary Community Chicken, Central Square, Sint-Truiden (BE), 2016
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