The World Reimagined is now live across the UK and Liverpool City Region runing until 31 October with Liverpool ONE hosting one of the globes.
Created by artists, The World Reimagined globe brings to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans. The globes are created by both established and undiscovered artists, alongside those created through unique collaborations that bring together communities and icons with artists.
The World Reimagined globe at Liverpool ONE, A Dark Cloud, has been designed by Caroline Daly and is located on College Lane.
There is a walking trail of the five large globes located around Liverpool City Centre, with five more in prominent locations in Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and the Wirral making up a longer, region-wide trail. This is where you can find The World Reimagined Globes in Liverpool city centre:
- ‘Wonder Under’ by Catherine Chinatree – Outside Central Library, William Brown Street
- ‘Palace Of The Peacock’ by Fiona Compton – Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
- ‘Aura’ by Amber Akaunu – The Rialto, Upper Parliament Street
- ‘A Dark Cloud’ by Caroline Daly – Liverpool ONE, College Lane
- ‘The Road To Freedom, Hidden In Plain Sight’ by Nicola Constantina – Outside the Martin Luther King Jr Building
The Liverpool City Region is one of seven involved across the UK, along with Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, London, and Swansea.
“We’re delighted to be part of this national project that will shine a light on such an important topic. The globes will be a major talking point across the Liverpool City Region, helping to provoke debate and to revisit our own history, while also giving visitors to Liverpool ONE a new ‘must-see’ installation while they’re here.”Donna Howitt, Place Strategy Director at retail and leisure destination Liverpool ONE
The project forms part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Race Equality Programme, which was established by Mayor Steve Rotheram in 2020. This programme includes a £3.2 million Race Equality Hub, the region’s biggest ever investment in tackling racial inequality.
“More than 1.6m people call our region their home and I’m on a mission to make it the fairest, most equal place in the country to live and work. It’s a big ambition and not one I can, or want, to achieve on my own – because every single one of us has a part to play in the fight against discrimination. The fact is that we need a huge, collective effort from across our community and it’s great to see such big names getting behind us on this journey.
Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:
“It’s my job to listen, to learn, and to amplify the voices of our black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. This is an opportunity to give a platform to more conversations around racial injustice and to show people that not only are we learning from the lessons of our shared history, but we’re working hard to shape a better future for everyone in our city region – where no one is left behind.”