One Nail – One Death: Monument to the German Victims of COVID-19 in Münster

In the cathedral in Schwäbisch Gmünd, a work of art made of thousands of nails commemorates those who died in the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading »

Latin American Architecture Firm Gómez Platero Has Unveiled a Design for A Circular Monument in Uruguay to Remember Coronavirus Victims

The proposed World Memorial to the Pandemic is a large sculpture designed to be installed on water off the coast of Uruguay.

Designed by Gómez Platero, it is intended to offer visitors a sensorial experience and safe place to reflect and remember victims of Covid-19. If built, it will be the first large-scale memorial to do so, according to the studio. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures The Victims Of Forest Fire Pose In The Ruins Of Their Houses

Jeremy Cowart is a talented photographer, artist, filmmaker, entrepreneur and a humanitarian based in Nashville, TN, USA. For his series “Voices of Gatlinburg”, Jeremy and his crew spent a week shooting aerial drone portraits of the victims of forest fires posing in the ruins of their homes. Massive fire in November 2016, devastated the forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, destroying more than 2,000 houses in the city of Gatlinburg, and killing 14 people. Continue reading »

Boxes Into Beds: Brilliant Idea Helps Earthquake Victims In Japan

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On April 14 2016, Japan’s Kyushu Island in Kumamoto Prefecture was rocked by a magnitude 7 earthquake. The earthquake killed nine people and caused widespread damage to the region. Many people lost everything in the disaster, but thanks to these clever ‘Box Beds’, at least the victims have somewhere comfortable to sleep. Continue reading »

In Memory Of The Sewol Ferry Disaster Victims – Tribute Photo Project

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In this April 17, 2014 file photo, South Korean Coast Guard personnel search for missing passengers aboard the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea. High school student Cho Eun-hwa, 16, was one of 304 people killed one year ago on Thursday, April 16 in the sinking of the ferry, and among nine whose bodies still have not been recovered. (Photo by Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo)
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“I am Charlie”: A World’s Tribute to Paris Shooting Victims

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A woman holds a placard that reads, “I am Charlie”, during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, at Trafalgar Square in London January 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)
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Norway Will Cut Through An Island In Tribute To Massacre Victims

How do you adequately craft a memorial for one of the worst days in a country’s modern history? That’s the question that was posed to architects and artists as part of a competition for a dual-site memorial commemorating the attacks in Norway on July 22nd, 2011. On that day, 77 people were killed, eight by an Oslo car bomb and 69 in a massacre at a youth event on the island of Utøya. After holding an open competition, Norway has decided to install a pair of memorials designed by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks. Continue reading »

Artist Highlights Mothers of Victims of Violence in Venezuela

Volunteers put up large portraits of women whose children were victims of violence in Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 19. Close to 52 five-metre high portraits were pasted on walls of poor and commercial areas of the city as part of a project called “Esperanza” (hope) by French artist JR. The project is in line with JR’s world project “Inside Out”, which aims to highlight stories about ordinary people through large portraits displayed on outdoor facades. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters) Continue reading »

NYC Murals Pay Tribute to Victims of 9-11 Attacks

As the U.S. approaches the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, murals of remembrance have been spotted all over New York City. Some murals contain inspiring messages, while others commemorate the towers that once stood. Photo credits: Shannon Stapleton / Reuters. Continue reading »