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Koen Vanmechelen and the Via Via Joker Travellers Cafés combine efforts in Uganda


Artist Koen Vanmechelen and ViaVia Joker Travellers Cafés join forces in Entebbe. The initiative follows Vanmechelen’s visit to the Via Via in Uganda last summer. The artist was so enchanted by the region’s beauty and the contact with the local people that he decided to team up with the ViaVia in Entebbe for an ambitious art-community-science project.


Together they will build one of the artist’s giant Cosmogolem statues and introduce sustainable chickens to local households through Vanmechelen’s Planetary Community Chicken Project. The project aims to address global challenges to sustainable food systems through diversity and activate the power of creativity as motor for development.


"With this collaboration, we combine art, food, and children rights for a more just and sustainable world."

— Koen Vanmechelen


The collaboration between the artist and the ViaVia Joker Travellers Cafés will be officially kicked-off on January 4 at the ViaVia Entebbe in the presence of the artist Koen Vanmechelen and the founder and global director of the ViaVia Joker Traveller Cafés Bob Elsen.


Interested to join us on January 4 or to support the projects, contact us.





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