17 Posters Interpreting the UN's 17 Global Goals
17 Danish designers have each created an original poster featuring one of the global UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The purpose is to create deeper insight in Danish society in regards to the 17 goals as well as strengthen the link between designers and general education.

What is 17FOR17?

17FOR17 is a poster campaign, developed by Chora Connection in collaboration with 17 Danish designers, meant to advance the knowledge of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Denmark. Through the posters, the hope is that Danes become familiar with the SDGs, and come to support the realisation of these in Danish society.

The 17 SDGs and 169 milestones were adopted in 2015 by the 193 UN countries. This adoption symbolised a commitment by these countries to solving the world’s most pressing problems by 2030. As one of these countries, Denmark is responsible for supporting a sustainable global development, as well as realising the goals in a Danish context. As a response to this, Chora Connection has collaborated with 17 Danish designers to communicate the 17 SDGs as a series of unique posters, in order to give the SDGs tangibility and relevance in regards to Danish society.

Danish poster art has a long tradition of democratizing the aesthetic expression and contributing to impactful communication. 17FOR17 builds on that tradition by asking designers to communicate a clear message: we need to create a sustainable future for the world.

The collection consists of 17 unique posters, each interpreting goals like ‘no poverty’, ‘zero hunger’ and ‘clean water and sanitation’. 17FOR17 thereby creates a strong connection between the participating artists and the sustainable transition that the 17 SGDs officially represent.

Where Can the Posters Be Seen?

In 2016 the 17 signed posters were auctioned to the highest bidder, in an on-line auction. The income from the auction went towards developing an education in sustainable food production at Avnstrup asylum center, run by The Red Cross.

In 2017 the posters will be exhibited different places in Denmark (list continually updated):

  • 13/1-4/9: Designmuseeum Denmark (more info)
  • 13/1-4/9: Designmuseum Denmark (mere info her)
  • 1/7-1/8: Kromann/Reumert
  • 10/7: Un Mission New York
  • TBA: Paris
  • TBA: UN City Copenhagen
  • TBA: Spinderihallerne Vejle
  • TBA: Plakatmuseum Aarhus

Chora Connection is also looking into developing the collaboration internationally, as well as arranging exhibits around the world.

Would you like the exhibition in your office, business or museum?

Please contact head of communications, Asbjørn Riis-Søndergaard at asbjorn@choraconnection.dk or +4553854684 to hear more about your options.

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Please direct all inquires to:

Asbjørn Riis-Søndergaard





List of designers behind the 17 Danish posters:

Jan Grarup, Finn Nygaard, Rikke Hansen, Lene Rose, Majbrit Linnebjerg, Henrik Kubel, Bo Linnemann, Kim Meyer Andersen, Johan Adam Linneballe, Susse Fischer, Rasmus Koch, E-types, Gitte Kath, Per Arnoldi, Peter Gyllan, Mervyn Kurlansky, Torben Skov


View all the posters here:
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Jan Grarup talks about the posters on Danish television:

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