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The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture


January 2019

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Contested Ground: Design and the Politics of Memory

The Great Hall, The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street
New York, NY United States

A conversation with Jeanne Gang, Amanda Williams, and Mabel O. Wilson. How can historians, architects, and designers make visible and physically memorialize lost histories—what the founding Director of the Smithsonian’s National African American Museum of History and Culture, Lonnie Bunch, refers to as “histories that hide in plain sight”? What are the design implications of spatializing the politics of memory? To whom will these memorials speak, and what do they tell us about our shared past? A three-way conversation between…

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