2017: Act of memory - Camden

In 2017, for International Women's Day, Love Camden went out and approached women in Camden to participate in 'Acts of Memory', a participatory performance project originally created by artist the late Monica Ross in which participants recite the Declaration of Human Rights from memory.

About the project:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 and is the world’s most translated document. It's contents remain highly relevant in all struggles for equality, including that of gender.

On the 14 June 2013, the day of the sixtieth and concluding act of Anniversary—an act of memory at the 23rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, Monica Ross died of cancer.

The sixty performances reached their conclusion as a series but it is a sincere hope that others may be encouraged and inspired to continue the endeavour to promote human rights throughout the world and if using Anniversary—an act of memory as a model or template, Monica Ross would be only too delighted.

Monica Ross’s archive is now held digitally with the British Library.

For more information please visit the Acts of Memory website.