September 11: Memory, Vision, Practice

The context of the recent September 11 commemoration, the opening of the WTC Memorial, as well as memorials in other US cities, asks for analytical and critical reflection, and design imagination regarding the past, the present and the future of memorials.
Continuing discussion on new memorials, “counter-monuments,” and “temporary memorials,” demands renewed historical, theoretical, design and artistic discussion on the aim, function, form, commemorative program, methodology and techniques of  memorial.
Can we design memorials that provide democratic conditions for  memory discourse and inspiring  programs for proactive engagement in building a better future on which next generations would have less tragic events to commemorate and less memorials to build?
The event will include presentations by Mark Jarzombek, Erika Naginski, and Kirk Savage, as well as a discussion moderated by Krzysztof Wodiczko.

Principal Speaker: 2780

Additional Speakers: 2395

Mark Jarzombek, Kirk Savage

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events@gsd.harvard.edu.