Designing Memory

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5 – 6 pm

Chicago Athletic Association
12 S Michigan Ave

Memorials and monuments have long served as sites of reflection and memory. These sites are increasingly being designed as living spaces that are in response to ongoing crises to bring attention to systemic issues and call for policy changes. Amidst this shift, how can we reimagine these spaces as sites not only of grief and remembrance but also collective action? Who are the authors and audiences of these spaces? And what role do designers play in visualizing and specializing loss, grief, and trauma? 

Please join the Chicago Architecture Biennial for Designing Memory, a program featuring Jha D Williams, Senior Associate and Co-Director of the Public Memory and Memorials Lab at MASS Design Group, and Patricia Nguyen, artist and memorial designer for the Chicago Torture Justice Memorial Project. Williams and Nguyen will speak about how projects they are involved with center the voices of survivors and work to memorialize the past while acknowledging the present.

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