Mar 24, 2009

A Memorial to a Memorable Event - Student Competition by CAA

Eighth International Student Design Competition 2010

A Memorial to a Memorable Event
Making Manifest the Memory

Memorial: ‘serving to preserve the memory of the dead or a past event; serving as a remembrance’. (Collins)

Memories are not shackles Franklin, they are garlands’. Alan Bennett, Forty Years On (1969)‘And some there be, which have no memorial… and are become as though they had never been born……’ Ecclesiasticus ch. 44, v. 9‘Et tout d’un coup le souvenir m’est apparu’. (And suddenly the memory revealed itself). Marcel Proust, Du côté de chez Swann (Swann’s Way, 1913)

Competitors are invited to make proposals for a memorial commemorating a significant past event in their own country, or the country in which they are studying. The event should be real and worthy of remembrance. It could be a political, sporting, cultural or historical event such as a famous speech, a battle, a protest march, sporting success, disaster, human migration, musical performance, act of bravery, revolution, strike……
Certain events in history help to shape a society’s identity. Significant events, like warsand revolutions are frequently marked with memorials and monuments, which can become cultural points of reference for that society. But many past events go unmarked and unremembered, and lose their significance. Competitors are asked to identify such an event in their own country, for which a worthy memorial does not already exist and to submit designs for a building that will make manifest the memory. The competition jury will be interested in ideas that explore the nature of a memorial in contemporary society and how current concerns such as environmental, social and economic sustainability, might be accommodated in its design. (to find out more..)

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Wai Sie said...

Sounds like a challenge... as well as a good holiday project. But first and foremost this could hv so been a wonderful studio 3 assignment!

afterrabbit said...

Just enjoy ur studio3 assignment for the moment.
I think it's good that it's not a studio assignment, so u can take full control over it! N tutors would love to crit u if requested.

So are u joining?

Wai Sie said...

Enjoying? Studio 3? You must be joking.

True true and yeaps, joining for sure!

afterrabbit said...

swt & sad...
All the best to u, anyway~

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know the results of the competition?

afterrabbit said...

the results can be found here

sadly no visual materials are published.


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