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Mission Statement
The purpose of this project is to honor and commemorate the deaths of thousands of civilians killed since the commencement of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" on March 19, 2003; to establish an Internet archive as a living memorial that will serve as a repository of memorial concepts; to mobilize an international community of artists to contribute proposals that will represent a collective expression of memory, unity and peace; to encourage the vigilance of contemporary memory in a time of war; to stimulate an understanding of the consequences and costs of "the war on terror"; to support the moral imperative of recognizing the deaths of Iraqi civilians; and to create a context for the initiation of a process of symbolic, creative atonement.  

Project Goals

  • Create and disseminate an open call for the submission of memorial proposals from the international community of artists and designers.
  • Establish a commemorative repository of project proposals on the Internet that is open, accessible and welcoming to a diversity of creative concepts and practices.    
  • Broadly engage and support works that function according to traditional and expanded considerations of what constitutes a memorial.  
  • Encourage proposals that range from the personal gesture to the monumental concept, from the local to the global.  
  • Commence a process of review by internationally recognized jurors who will consider overall concept, design and the standards of traditional and experimental contemporary arts practice towards recognizing excellence.
  • Encourage and cultivate public input towards further recognizing proposals through the creation of an open rating system.
  • Initiate a process of open dialogue, debate and discussion surrounding the issues of civilian casualties in Iraq, memorials and the role of artists in a time of war.

 

 
       

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