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Banksy proposes reinstating Edward Colston statue as part of memorial to slavery

Banksy's sketch for a slavery memorial features in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter includes Banksy's proposal for a memorial that would incorporate Edward Colston and the protesters who toppled his statue in Bristol.

Readers think Graffiti artist Banksy's sketch for a slavery memorial in Bristol is "an absolutely fantastic idea". The memorial would replace the statue of slave-trader Colston, which was torn down from its position near Bristol's harbour as part of a Black Lives Matter protest.

According to the sketch, which was posted on Instagram, the statue would return to its pedestal alongside additional statues of the protesters who tore it down.

Invisible House by Chris Hanley
Mirror-clad Invisible House reflects its desert surrounds

Other stories in this week's newsletter include a mirrored house near the Joshua Tree National Park, the new Maggie's Centre at a hospital in Leeds and Michelle Ogundehin's thought on diversity.

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