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Exhibition 'Hà Nội Là' Showcases How Local Youths Define the Capital

Twenty-nine outstanding artworks from the illustration contest “Hà Nội Là” are on displayed at the French Institute in Hanoi-L’Espace from December 18, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

The contest was held back in August this year, participants created artworks to answer a simple question: What is Hanoi to you? The competition received around 300 artworks from hundreds of young artists, some were born in Hanoi, others have never been to the city. 

From all the entries, 29 pieces were selected to be on display. The exhibition gives fascinating stories and interpretation about the capital city, both familiar and unexpected. 

The exhibition is part of the Ha Noi Rethink project, implemented by UNESCO, UN-Habitat and UNIDO. Its purpose is to promote Hanoi's Creative Capital vision in the field of design by exploring cultural heritage with the participation of Vietnamese youths, who are essential for innovation, creativity, and development in the future.

The exhibition is now free to the public at L'Institut Français de Hanoi - L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. It runs continuously from December 18, 2021 to January 2, 2022, from 8am to 6pm on weekdays excluding Sundays.

[Photo via Tired City

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