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World in progress, Saype’s work for the United Nations

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Giulia Guido

It was June 26, 1945 when the representatives of 50 countries gathered in San Francisco to sign the United Nations Charter. Today, the UN has 193 member states that work together to maintain world peace and security, to develop friendly relations between nations and to foster international cooperation. 

This year, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the birth of the United Nations, Saype was commissioned to carry out a huge land art project in front of the entrance to the United Nations Office in Geneva. 

On an area of 6,000 square meters, the French artist has drawn with biodegradable paint a boy and a girl intent on drawing what seems to be a better world, where everyone holds hands. 

Entitled “World in progress“, Saype’s work is meant to be a symbol of hope for a better future, but also to remind the world that although the future belongs to children, their quality of life depends on us and it is our responsibility to do whatever we can to make it better. 

World in progress” evokes the collective construction of our future.

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Written by Giulia Guido
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