UNEP-backed Plastic Pollution Campaign
The death of the Nile Perch from Lake Victoria with The Flipflopi
Studies show 1 in 5 Nile Perch (fish) in Africa's largest lake - Lake Victoria - have ingested plastic. The Death of the Nile Perch installations bring to life the destruction of the lake and our environment, and are symbols that say we must end plastic pollution. I used only waste to build these installations for the community to consume for generations.
They were constructed as part of the UNEP-backed Flipflopi expedition in March 2021 designed to bring public and policymaker attention to the dying lake and plastic pollution choking the environment.
An installation was left in one of each of the lakeshore countries - Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Art Curator at You Lead and Kan 2020 - 2021
YouLead Summit is East Africa’s largest forum of young leaders, mentors, government officials and youth organizations representatives designed to find solutions to the challenges and opportunities in the region
At You Lead Summit, the stages and speakers are everything. It is where we give power to youth voices and strengthen their mandate to make a positive impact in developmental processes, social, governance and environmental problems. In 2020 and 2021 I designed and built the stages all from natural and waste materials and created installations, and exhibits under the concept of an 'East Afrikan Village'.
WHO Virtual Gallery
In 2020 I was chosen to participate my work in a WHO online exhibition aimed at showing solidarity in the fight against covid-19. I was profiled in Ugandan national media, 'New Vision' under the headline 'Peter Arinitwe storms WHO Gallery with COVID-19 art" - "The power of visual art has never been more relevant in bringing people together than during times of a global crisis. Art not only disseminates information about prevention guidelines, it also helps keep the hope alive."