HUMANITARIAN AID WORKERS
The Memorial Design
The Steering Committee have appointed the Contemporary Art Society in London to manage the commissioning of a world renowned artist, who meets a number of criteria required for this sensitive and important project. The chosen artist will share the passion of the cause held by the humanitarian community and will be able to express that through a fitting sculpural art work.
We are close to a final decision on the artist. The Contemporary Arts Society will then work closely with them on both the design and material issues, including a period of considerable research and investigation for the artist where they will meet with bereaved friend and family members, and witness humanitarian work first-hand in a crisis zone.
The artist will work to create artwork that thoughtfully encapsulates the themes of humanitarian aid work, rather than a memorial in the traditional sense.
We hope and believe the site will become a place of resonance and reflection and the memorial will have a gravitational force that will bring the living role of the humanitarian worker to the fore, and inspire passing visitors with their example and humanitarian values of those friends and colleagues that we have lost.
At the heart of the memorial is a celebration of lives well lived, and lives that encapsulate the best of humanitarian tradition and principles – humanity, independence and impartiality.
Steering Committee Membership