The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm is an initiative established on 9 June 2020 by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to review public tributes in the British capital, including statues and other landmarks.

History

The commission was formed in response to the George Floyd protests in the United Kingdom, in which protesters toppled a statue of Edward Colston in Bristol and defaced a number of statues across the country.[1][2] The commission will focus on increasing diversity in London's street names, monuments, public sculptures and artworks, murals and place names.

Its fifteen members were announced in February 2021, and include Riz Ahmed, Jack Guinness, Sandy Nairne and Jasvir Singh.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "London mayor launches commission to review diversity in public realm – Xinhua | English.news.cn". www.xinhuanet.com. Archived from the original on 9 June 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  2. ^ "London launches commission to review diversity of public realm landmarks, statues, and monuments". Archinect. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Mayor announces members of new landmark Commission". London City Hall. 9 February 2021. Retrieved 12 February 2021.