Friday, 2 December 2011

Vandalism through destruction and construction

By C.T.
For centuries cultural vandalism has been taking place in Saudi Arabia under the guise of religion and urban development. Today this is no more evident than in Mecca, the holiest city for more than a billion Muslims worldwide. Historical sites surrounding the Grand Mosque have been demolished and replaced by skyscrapers housing high priced hotels, luxury apartments and shopping malls.
Target audience: Members of UNESCO


  1. I just wanted to comment to say I think this poster is well thought out, organized and executed. It is deceptively simple and works very well visually. The topic is also incredibly relevant. Great job!

  2. I was just going to comment on this and ask whether you have been following similar issues here in London!
    It has been reported that Unesco inspectors are visiting London this week to check out developments around the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster. It gets more interesting:
    "It [Unesco] has warned that the Tower of London could be downgraded because of the negative impact of the Shard of Glass on its panorama."

    See more here:


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