RIPPLE EFFECT: Unveiling ADB's Ecological & Human Rights Violations through Watercolor Narrative

Online Exhibition

The 'Ripple Effect' Watercolor Exhibition seeks to illuminate the intricate connections between environmental degradation, social injustice, and human rights violations stemming from the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) projects. This exhibition took place on May 1-5, 2024, in Tbilisi, Georgia during ADB’s Annual General Meeting.  

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The exhibition served as a platform for impacted communities to voice their concerns and convey a potent message using the evocative medium of watercolor. Its core theme delves into the far-reaching consequences of ADB-funded destructive projects on global social and ecosystems. Artists utilized watercolor as a poignant medium, capturing the innate beauty of water juxtaposed with the challenges and destruction wrought by ADB initiatives.

These watercolor paintings underwent digital reproduction and still can be viewed online here:

Some of the watercolor paintings:




This exhibition is presented by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia's partner NGO Forum on ADB in collaboration with the Coalition for Human Rights in Development, CEE Bankwatch, and Green Alternative.