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THE TERRORIST ATTACK in NORWAY

The Equator Memorial Project in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture in Norway and Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property received permission to use materials from the Norwegian government’s headquarters in Central Oslo after it was damaged in 2011 from the terrorist attack by Anders Behring Breivik. 

The 2011 Norway attacks were two sequential Lone Wolf terrorist attacks against the Norwegian government, the civilian population, and a Workers’ Youth League (AUF) -run summer camp in the Oslo region on 22 July 2011, claiming a total of 77 lives.The first was a car bomb explosion in Oslo within Regjeringskvartalet, the executive government quarter of Norway. The bomb was made from a mixture of fertiliser and fuel oil and placed in the back of a car. The car was placed in front of the office block housing the office of Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg and other government buildings. The explosion killed eight people and injured at least 209 people, twelve of them seriously.

It was decided to donate the project material for recycling it to art pieces and functional objects to point out for the uselessness and cruelty of terrorism. The group will create series of artworks with Norwegian artists by recycling the ruins.