The graphic art poster of Marsa Arbab, from Iran, showing a crocodile, with the slogan “Help, I’m burning”, both requirements of the Calanca Biennale Contest in Switzerland,
was selected by a jury of international graphic artists as one of the winning designs. The contest rules indicated the contest was seeking to provide a global ecological message saying that the planet is burning.
The area of Switzerland, Calanca, is a small vertical valley of stones in the Swizz Alps. Contest information indicates the tectonic plates under Calanca meet the African plates like a sandwich. It is indicated that, in geological terms, this is called “Crocodile Jaw.” The community, Webwide Graphic Designers, that promoted the contest, wrote that it wanted to make a sign of friendship and to collaborate, hand in hand, with the neighboring continent, Africa. Ms. Arbab’s design conveys the message the Calanca Biennale 2021 is seeking to provide, the crisis of the planet, “I’m Burning”.
Image is (c) Marsa Arbab
Guest Author Bio
Charalee Graydon was born in Alberta, Canada. She is a writer, journalist, academic and past lawyer. She works in the areas mediation and collaboration and is currently a faculty member at EUCLID University.
Charalee holds degrees in Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science, and a Juris Doctorate in Law. Following receipt of a Rhodes scholarship in 1982, she pursued legal studies in Oxford, England where she obtained a B.C. L degree. She held academic positions in England, New Zealand, and Canada and is presently a faculty member at Euclid University. She completed her Ph.D. in Mediation and Conflict Resolution in June 2020. She has also practiced law in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.
She has published three books of literary fiction and one of which has been translated and published in Spanish.
She developed programs for students, judges, and the corporations on legal issues and published academic works in environmental law, sentencing and commercial law.
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