Compiled and updated each year by UNITED for Intercultural Action, an anti-discrimination network of 550 organisations in 48 countries, The List traces information relating to the deaths of 35,597 (documentation as of 30 September 2018) refugees and migrants who have lost their lives within, or on the borders of Europe since 1993 because of state policies and their supporters. Since 2007, in collaboration with art workers and institutions, Banu Cennetoğlu has facilitated updated versions of The List using public spaces such as billboards, transport networks and newspapers.
Translated by Associació La Llista Oblidada and edited by Maike Moncayo.
Banu Cennetoğlu (1970, Ankara, Turkey) lives and works in Istanbul. Cennetoğlu explores the political, social and cultural dimension of the production, representation and distribution of knowledge and asks how this feeds into a society’s collective thinking and becomes part of its ideology. In 2006 she initiated BAS, a project space in Istanbul focusing on the collection and production of artists’ books and printed matter.