Mural of Change.
Karski and Beyond are proud to announce their 8th mural in Laak, The Hague.
The Hague city is the city of Peace and Justice. With great pleasure we have worked in commission for @justiceandpeace and @thehagueuniversity. Supported by @gemeentedenhaag Location: Stamkartplein, The Hague
The Mural of Change is a beacon of hope, a tribute to our world, human rights defenders and a call to action. It represents three human rights defenders - young Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, late Honduran indigenous and environmental defender Berta Càceres, and late Georgian human rights defender, our Tbilisi Shelter City partner and friend, Vatali Safarov.
Karski and Beyond are know for their use of colors in combination with some double exposure techniques. The abstract paintings from Karski are the foundation for the double exposure part of the design.
In this design Beyond wanted the spectator to wonder about the portrayed people on the wall.
Top lady is well know to most of all: Greta Thunberg.
A teenager who became famous because of her strikes during school time to ask for more attention for environmental issues. Her sudden rise to world fame has made her both a leader and a target for critics. Her influence on the world stage has been described by The Guardian and other newspapers as the "Greta effect". She has received numerous honours and awards including: honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society
On the right; Berta Càceres, murdered in 2016
She was a Honduran environmental activist, indigenous leader, and co-founder and coordinator of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras. She won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015, for "a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam" at the Río Gualcarque.
On the left; Vitali Safarov, murdered in 2018
Vitali Safarov first got involved in human rights work in 2013 when he became a trainer in a multicultural camp for children in Georgia. He then worked for the Georgian NGO “Centre for Participation and Development” as a trainer of youth programs. He was part of the Tbilisi Shelter Initiative that provides human rights defenders from across the region with a safe space, rest, medical aid and capacity-building programs. Taking pride in his Jewish and Yezidi background, Vitali worked all his life to fight xenophobia and violence