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Structures Imbued With Meaning

This Statue of Liberty made from bombed rubble of Aleppo, by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam is fictitious (in so much as its digital not physical), nonetheless, I feel the image serves as a timely thought-provoking example of how structures and what we do to them are imbued with meaning (real or not)......

'Humanity leaves immortal echoes through its history using the media of language, art, knowledge and architecture. These echoes are not simply viewed in retrospect; they are primary to our time and define our civilisation at any given moment, justifying our very sense of being human. This justification is important. Humanity exists in a near-perpetual war for existence. We are mortal, but we wish to become eternal and culture is our success in this battle. Culture allows us to assert our existence to ourselves to the extent that we are not just ‘now’ but are- in essence- forever'.(Vikas Shah MBE DL)


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