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Social Practice Artist, Wilfred Ukpong to Empower Akwa Ibom Youths with Sustainable Environmental Art and Film Project

dr w ilfre d ukpong In an effort to bridge the boundaries between art and social life, multi-disciplinary social practice artist Dr Wilfred Ukpong is set for one of the most important private individual art project in Nigeria. The renowned Oxford-based Nigerian scholar returns home after several years abroad with Blazing Century 1 , an innovative social art project that is focused on environmental sustainability and youth empowerment and development. For Ukpong, his works of arts are beyond just aesthetics, but that of creating direct impact on the society, hence becoming an intervention system, especially for communities where oil explorations are being carried out. Asides the damage done by oil spillage, the environment is littered with giant self-floating hose deployed between oilrig and FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) Vessel or oil tanker for offloading crude oil. Blazing Century Project will help clean the environment by recycling and repurposi