Beyond COT26, a statue can be erected in the Rotorno Gardens as a reminder that society “cares for each other and our planet.”
The University of Strathclyde has submitted plans for a ‘Beacon of Hope’ – a 3.5-meter sculpture described as an “important and charming public art installation”.
The words of poets and writers, including Jackie Key, Douglas Stuart, Ali Smith and Jenny Fagan and Rouge Glass of the University, will be engraved on the statue.
The main UN conference COP26 arrived in Glasgow on 31 October. World Leaders are due to meet to discuss a climate emergency.
Application submitted to Glasgow City. Council, Requests temporary permission, and reveals that the statue will remain in place “until reconstruction of the Rotorno Gardens begins.”
However, planning The documents show two proposed permanent sites in the gardens, the site of the former Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital.
The university’s application to Glasgow City Council states: “A dramatic increase in the university landscape will remind us of the weakness of both our environment and our minds.” Health And the importance of our natural environment and community contributes to our mental well-being.
“It will serve as a symbol of hope and positivity to reach global environmental milestones and as a reminder that we as a society care for each other and our planet.”
The steel sculpture, made from Glasgow scrap yard JR Adams, will be made by Watson Towers and will be painted by Poselpark shot blasting.
The plans state that All3 Media, a media partner of COP26, is supporting the Hope project. the film Winning filmmaker Hannah Curry from Glass Visa BAFTA will be released.
Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health at the University and former Chief Medical Officer of Scotland, will speak on the film.
The redevelopment of Rotorno Gardens was approved in December last year and the ‘Heart of the Campus’ project includes a new covered walkway, seating and performance space, planting, motorcycle parking and electric vehicle charging points.
Another COP26 statue in Rutherford’s Kinner Loopwood Land Park was approved by the South Lanarkshire Council in July.
The council approved a 23.5-meter-tall statue in the park earlier this year.
The application revealed: “The statue is proposed to consist of a 3.5-meter-tall child who is above a 20-meter-long window and is known as the Hope Sculpture.” To be presented before the meeting, but thereafter the progress within the Kinner Loop will be maintained as a permanent feature. “The proposed feature is intended to represent a green, bright future in the face of the environmental challenges associated with climate change.”
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