MEMORIAL FOR HUMANITY: National Memorial For The Resilience of Human Nature
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In today's climate of division, how can urban landscapes reflect unity? How can they remind us of what we have in common? In a city like Washington, D.C. that welcomes millions of visitors from all corners of the globe every year mainly for its many memorials, what would a memorial that invites reflection on issues that concern humanity at large look like? What would it be about? What is the best location for it? This thesis, based on the above questions, explores the memorialization of the resilience of human nature using site, water, different materials, and past and future events. The memorial will be located on Hains point, which is already a designated site for future memorials by the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC).
General Audience Abstract
This project investigates how to design a memorial with a universal theme that every visitor can relate to. The Memorial aims at providing a space that units, uplifts and invites to reflect on the Resilience of Human Nature in the face of tragedies around the world. It is a reminder that as humans we are more similar than we are different, a reminder that is needed today.
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