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Memorials | Monuments | Memory | Meaning

Memorials | Monuments | Memory | Meaning

Memorials | Monuments | Memory | Meaning
Virtual Discussion Series Hosted by CDC.C
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Civic memorials and monuments are cultural, political and social persuasions. Intent and meaning are inherently pre-ordained and bestowed. As societal values shift, “meanings” evolve. Such is the case today, where wholesale removal of civic tributes to historical figures, causes and events are fueled by cultural rifts, igniting protests and backlash. This Movement has drawn sharp lines between points of view, igniting that which has simmered below the surface and that which has existed for hundreds of years.

In this context, we might | should ask, “what role does DESIGN – Architecture – have in engaging these societal challenges?” How can architecture frame or re-frame this momentous period to contextualize the moment and its meaning, lest we forget?

A three-part moderated symposium to examine this question is being hosted by the Clemson Architecture Center Charleston. Moderated by Millicent Brown, Ph.D. with respondents from the academy, architecture, historians, and others will engage this question in three parts:

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