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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, a Monument to the end of Western hegemony

At a time when controversy surrounds colonial memorials, the West’s most recent dominance is beginning to show signs of collapse.

Russia, and Asian economic giants are breathing down our neck. In Africa, China is fast becoming the new imperialist power and Islamic nations, thanks to migrants living here, exert a growing influence on Western culture. This calls for a new vision of our role in the world.

In collaboration with the Western Hegemony National Monument Committee and the City of Utrecht, a cenotaph is to be erected on the Neude in 2018. SPRING marks the beginning of its construction.

Starting on 17 May, a Visitor Centre will be open daily from 2 p.m. to 22 p.m.

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, a Monument to the end of Western hegemony

At a time when controversy surrounds colonial memorials, the West’s most recent dominance is beginning to show signs of collapse.

Russia, and Asian economic giants are breathing down our neck. In Africa, China is fast becoming the new imperialist power and Islamic nations, thanks to migrants living here, exert a growing influence on Western culture. This calls for a new vision of our role in the world.

In collaboration with the Western Hegemony National Monument Committee and the City of Utrecht, a cenotaph is to be erected on the Neude in 2018. SPRING marks the beginning of its construction.

Starting on 17 May, a Visitor Centre will be open daily from 2 p.m. to 22 p.m.

Credits

production Studio Dries Verhoeven