Located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home of the London 2012 Olympics, which saw great human endeavor and passion, is the SINCE 9/11 artwork. Perched on a small grassy patch of land, next to the London Aquatics centre, this artwork captures a moment in time, told through the twisted remains of steel girders from the World Trade Centre. It is the only confirmed site, outside of the United States where steel from the World Trade Centre can be explored up close.
The phrase “if walls could talk” certainly runs through the mind when exploring this piece of artwork, and offers the ability to connect with actual materials from a scene of such incomprehensible devastation.
The artwork was envisaged by artist, Miya Ando and was designed to promote awareness of this most tragic of days, but also to symbolise hope, peace and tolerance. Its position with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is most fitting, we believe, due to both the enormous human accomplishments during London 2012, witnessed when people from all around the world came together, and now in the present day, a location of huge regeneration and development to bring about a strong sense of hope and optimism.
Visiting this artwork can offer a thought-provoking and practical education for both adults and children, to learn more about what happened on 9/11, but also the broader topic of terrorism, politics and human connectedness. If your school is interested in planning a trip to see the 9/11 artwork, please contact us at email@example.com and we’d love to help facilitate a more enhanced visit for you.
This piece of artwork is just one of a range of projects we’re working on to promote education around the events of 9/11, and the broader themes around that. On 27th January 2017, we’re going to be hosting a conference in Birmingham which we’d love for many groups and individuals to attend. In the meantime, stay tuned to our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin to find out more about what we’re doing.