Riddu Riđđu 2019

Visual identity for Riddu Riđđu Festival 2019.

2019 is The International Year of Indigenous Languages. My grandmother grew up with Sami speaking parents, but due to the Norwegianization she never learned the language.

The tree becomes a metaphor for the severe consequences of replacing one language with another. If you cut a branch, it will affect all future generations. Through their focus on indigenous languages, music and culture, Riddu Riđđu gives hope to indigenous people all around the globe.

Ruben på Riddu Riđđu-scenen. Foto: Fotograf Ørjan Marakatt Bertelsen