Architecture Expert Shares Insights on World Trade Center Memorial in NYC

For Immediate Release:
October 19, 2011
Contact: Paul Smith
816.701.3668
Architecture Expert Shares Insights on World Trade Center Memorial in NYC

p>The Kansas City Public Library hosts James Young for a discussion called Stages of Memory in Berlin and New York After 9/11 on Sunday, October 23, at 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Young discusses the capacity of architecture to reflect evolving narratives and mediating public spaces and personal memories. This event previews his forthcoming book, Stages of Memory at Ground Zero: A Juror's Report on the World Trade Center Memorial Process.

A noted expert on memorial architecture, Young served as a juror for New York City's World Trade Center Memorial Site as well as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.

Young is a distinguished professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, as well as director of its Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is also available.

This event is co-sponsored by: the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education; the American Institute of Architects | Kansas City; and the Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.