Monday, March 10, 2014


Thought I would share a wonderful memorial proposal from Norway.
Full link HERE

The memorial was for the horrific shooting that claimed more than 77 lives on an island in Norway. The proposed memorial would be a gap in the landscape, removed by people. Visitors would be able to go inside the landscape to look across the divide and see the names of all of the victims engraved in the rock on the other side of the gap. Dahlberg (the designer) said that the names would be "close enough to see and read clearly, yet ultimately out of reach. The cut is an acknowledgment of what is forever irreplaceable." I thought that was quite nice. Much like Maya Lin's Vietnam Memorial, it is below ground and focused on the names. This however denies touch and creates distance.

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