Works on Memory: Memory-Works
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The architect practices an art of ethical and purposeful transformation, creating spaces that frame human experience and contribute to a better future. While we imagine projects that leave traces over the skin of the earth, our process often lies in unveiling, unearthing, uncovering as well as anchoring histories and memories in and onto territories, cities and sites. It is in the face of catastrophes, historic traumas, and human injustices that the architect’s (and the artist’s) roles become increasingly complex, problematic and, hopefully, necessary. This talk presents concepts and design projects dealing with memory, history and trauma, including the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery, Nantes and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University.
Julian Bonder is a teacher and architect born in New York and raised in Argentina. His award-winning design work includes the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Clark U) and the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery (NANTES); he is a Professor of Architecture at Roger Williams University and a principal at Wodiczko+Bonder & Julian Bonder + Associates, Cambridge.
Lunch served at 11:50am.