Opening today the Festival of the World hosted by the Southbank Centre, 1st June – 9th September, Prof Lucy Orta of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion + Jorge Orta have been commissioned to create two ambitious new works from their Antarctica series: Métisse Flag and the Antarctica World Passport Delivery Bureau.

A monumental crown of flags have been raised above the roof of the Royal Festival Hall. The Métisse Flag, which was first created for their Antarctic expedition in 2007will stand proudly over looking the river Thames as a symbol of the festival, allowing all peoples to coexist harmoniously as the nations’ emblems merge to create a larger common identity.

Tweet your photos of the flags to the Centre for Sustainable Fashion @sustfash using #SouthbankFlags

For more info on the event