GSAPP S'10. MEMENTO MORI: A Diaspora of Memory

55,000 people die in New York City each year.
Spaces of the dead are constructed for the purpose of the living. The diaspora of memory program celebrates the diversity and pluralism of urbanity while confronting the American tendency to socially and spatially isolate death and cemeteries. Projects choreograph a delicate intersection of private memory and public space, enabling sanctuary and refuge, ritual and contemplation, while offering unscripted territory for spontaneous urban activity.
Karla Rothstein, critic. Jennifer Preston, TA. Luca Farnelli, studio mentor
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