Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, enjoys a pleasant climate that lives up to its title of the City of “Eternal Spring”. With a history of more than 2,400 years, today it has become the political, economical and cultural center of Yunnan.
One of the post- 2014 WWD events was held at Southwest Forestry University in Kunming City of Yunnan Province from March 27 to March 28, 2014. Nine Artists from around the world and three Chinese artists were invited to collaborate on a woodcarving project with a theme “Forest”.
The purpose of this project is two-fold. First, to enhance the appreciation of world wood culture in the academic field. Second, to promote the WWD concept “Wood is Good” through cross-cultural exchange in woodcarving.
World Wood Day is a cultural event celebrated annually during the week of March 21st to highlight wood as an eco-friendly and renewable biomaterial and to raise awareness on the key role wood plays in a sustainable world. Starting from 2013, WWD celebrations were held in Tanzania and China respectively, involving participants from over 100 countries and regions.