Greenwich Council / Uninvited Guests: The Unsung

Making paper sculptures of memorial objects for members of the public at Greenwich and Docklands International Festival 2013

On June 22 & 23rd, 2013, Uninvited Guests invited people to join them to remember the local heroes of Greenwich and beyond. Participants told us about someone they wanted to honour, whose life or deeds they thought deserved commemorating. People proposed temporary memorials to their chosen friend, relative, public figure or person from history. This site documents the paper monuments that were made and unveiled in Greenwich Park over that weekend.

On Sunday 23 June there was a celebratory procession between these impromptu memorials to unsung heroes, both lost and living. You’ll also see photos of that Sunday procession, along with the texts spoken to dedicate these public monuments to those chosen, to remember them and mark their acts of kindness, self-sacrifice or care.

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