#WeAreWatching is a monumental eye, made up of thousands of portraits contributed from 190 countries. It flies high on a flag the size of a 10-storey building, raised at key climate events to hold leaders accountable as they decide the future of our planet.
From August 2021 the eyes of the world will fly in various UK cities on its way up to Glasgow's COP26 in November.
The UK Tour recently launched in London at the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival. Flying #WeAreWatching at the Old Royal Naval College close to the line of zero degrees longitude - the symbolic centre of time and space - reinforced its urgent symbolism.
As featured in The Guardian and Keystone the flag has flown high above Geneva, home of the UN Human Rights Council. It was first designed for and flew at the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid where it was also carried by the 500,000-strong crowd at the March for Climate. As the summit drew to a close, the faces of #WeAreWatching were brought into the COP25’s Green Zone with Fridays For Future leaders.
Creator Dan Acher is an international artivist, Ashoka Fellow and the founder of Happy City Lab. At the center of his work is art as generator of social change across local and global communities. He uses cities as playgrounds, in which his large-scale installations enable strangers to come together and connect beyond their differences. Dan is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and is also currently touring BOREALIS : The Northern Lights on Demand.