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12 Feb 2007
England
"Artists should be at the centre of society keeping alive a utopian vision, because society will not improve if the people envisioning a better society are politicians."
-Peter Sellars

As the tenth anniversary of the executions of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his eight colleagues approaches, and a decade of empty promises fades in the Niger Delta, a wide coalition of organisations and individuals has gathered to ensure that their courageous struggle will never be forgotten.

Remember Saro-Wiwa is launching a unique public art initiative – the Living Memorial – dedicated to Ken, his colleagues, and the issues that they fought and died for. It will be Britain's first ever mobile memorial, moving from site to site over two to three years, while at the same time planning for a permanent home.

See the shortlist of artists.

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The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.
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