For the next 6 days, from 24 to 30 June 2019, we’re marking the 70th anniversary since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was made.
In fact, it was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 – so 70 years, 6 months’ ago; but arts’ organisations and human rights’ charities up and down the UK and internationally have chosen this week to publicise and celebrate human rights.
Artist Ai Weiwei has been commissioned to design a flag for the occasion, and to highlight how despite the passing of 7 decades, we still live in troubled times where basic human rights are not a given for everyone in the world. You can read the full Declaration online.
Find out more about what’s happening on Fly the Flag’s website. You can also download a pack and make your own flag.
As for ourselves, Fife Contemporary created this kind of non-textile/edible flag!