UNITED for Intercultural Action is a pan-European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees. They have shared their distress at the mysterious attack on their work which has taken place at the Liverpool Biennial, UK.
We are startled and distressed to see that for the first time since UNITED was founded, our work has been attacked at the Liverpool Biennial, where the UNITED List of Refugee Deaths has been on displayhttps://t.co/U27EhP8Mzv pic.twitter.com/GEncsWH73w
— UNITEDagainstRacism (@UNITED__Network) August 9, 2018
The List contains data on the deaths of refugees and migrants. Data that has been collected through the European NGO network UNITED for Intercultural Action. United is a network of more than 560 organisations across Europe. Between 1993 and 2018, the campaign has gathered details of over 34,361 deaths.
Essentially, the campaign encourages people to consider the role of societies in protecting people who have fled from conflict, poverty, and persecution. The campaign is committed to highlighting the flaws in the asylum and immigration systems that threaten human dignity. In addition to deaths that ‘can be attributed to the ‘Fatal Policies of Fortress Europe’.
The HumanTech Innovation Lab is a digital humanitarian initiative, proactively and collaboratively at the intersect between humanitarianism and technology. The MyInform platform will represent a core paradigm shift for the displaced, enabling them to be supported and recognised specifically according to their personal context and future aspirations; to be respected as part of the solution to truly global prosperity and security, rather than being seen as a threat to it.
Htil recently shared a piece titled The List of Deaths, which discussed how Turkish artist Banu Cennetoğlu has been facilitating the distribution of The List since 2007. This recent showing of The List in Liverpool was produced in collaboration with London’s Chisenhale Gallery and the Liverpool Biennial.
An announcement was made by the Liverpool Biennial on August 1st that the work had been removed.
We were startled to see the majority of The List removed from Great George Street this Sunday. Did you or anyone you know see something? Do you know why it has been removed?
Help us find out what happened! pic.twitter.com/3yCMoOqFow
— Liverpool Biennial (@Biennial) August 1, 2018
About the ‘List of Deaths’ Campaign by
- HTiL on The List of Deaths
- Frieze- List of Thousands of Dead Refugees Destroyed in Liverpool
- Liverpool Biennial Artwork Featuring Names of Thousands of Dead Refugees Is Destroyed
- Art project listing names of dead refugees and migrants is destroyed
- The Guardian – The List: the 34,361 men, women and children who perished trying to reach Europe