Friday, September 21, 2007
This broken chair has been around for 10 years, though I don't believe it has been at its present spot at Place des Nations, Geneva for that long. It was original made for the 1997 international conference in Ottawa which banned the use of land mines, and this was a graphic commemoration of the victims of such weapons. I'm actually in the building across the road at the moment, discussing broadcasting in times of natural emergencies. But this is a pointed reminder that many problems in the world are man-made.