James Young: Stages of Memory in Berlin and New York After 9/11
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James Young, noted authority on memorial architecture, and a juror for New York’s World Trade Center Memorial Site competition and Berlin’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, discusses architecture’s capacity for reflecting evolving narratives and mediating public spaces and personal memories. Young is distinguished professor of English and Judaic Studies, and director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Co-sponsored by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, American Institute of Architects|Kansas City, and Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.