Yuan Xikun, an artist, educator, and environmentalist who resides in China (a country facing a severe water crisis), realizes the significance of water. Xikun launched the water awareness campaign, Champion of Water Alliance, to address the policy and cultural implications that relate to environmental and relevant trans-boundary issues by embracing a cross-disciplinary and intercultural approach. Champion of Water Alliance is dedicated to promoting the wise use of water resources through campaigns such as marking water bottles, washing cars with one bucket of water, and educating young people. The idea that “we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our future generation” inspires Xikun’s activities. He aims to bring his creativity and sense of social responsibility to this important issue through this innovative initiative.
With the increasing complexity of social issues and cross-national interactions, culture and arts policy offers an opportunity to advance cross-sector collaboration. Art plays a unique role in connecting visual understanding with social issues, and both culture and environment have the power to unite people and transcend boundaries […]. Champion of Water Alliance explores new hybrid forms of integration that promote private-public partnership, civic engagement, and multilateral agreement on solving trans-boundary issues.
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