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“The installation, constructed solely of post-it notes, reads “Pride Love Unity Orlando” in a vibrant array of colors and features a heart and rainbow, symbolizing both love and support for the LGBT community.”
Team: Amy Young, Milton Young
From the National Capital Planning Commission:
“The top finalists for the Memorials for the Future ideas competition will be named on June 8 at the National Archives’ McGowan Theater. Immediately following, an expert panel will examine what might influence and shape the next century’s commemorative landscape, considering issues of identity, memory, and place-making. Panelists include Artist Janet Echelman, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Brent Leggs, and noted commemoration scholar Edward Linenthal. Jason Schubach, Director of Design Programs at NEA, will moderate.
Proposals from 30 semi-finalists were unveiled on May 26 by NCPC, the National Park Service, and Van Alen Institute, the competition partners. Over half of the finalists based their proposal at specific sites in Washington. Others proposed flexible or mobile formats for commemoration, uprooting the idea of a memorial as a singular object tied to one place. Many proposals used technology and public engagement to shape content and design.
“On the one-year anniversary of the death of former DC Mayor Marion S. Barry, Jr., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced recommendations from the D.C. Commission to Commemorate and Recognize the Honorable Marion S. Barry, Jr. The Commission was tasked with identifying ways to honor the late Mayor of the District – often referred to as ‘Mayor for Life.”
The recommendations include: commissioning a bust or statue in front of the John A. Wilson Building, renaming Good Hope Road, renaming Frank W. Ballou Senior High School in Ward 8 where Barry served as the Councilmember until his passing, and naming the new student center at the University of the District of Columbia. The final recommendations, culled from a list of 30, were developed based on public input solicited during this summer’s public engagement forums. (more…)
“a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko is also known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator.”
Dedication description and quote after the jump. (more…)
“The Holodomor, “Extermination by hunger” or “Hunger-extermination”; derived from “to kill by starvation” was a famine in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1932 and 1933 that killed about 4 million Ukrainians. During the famine, which is also known as the “Terror-Famine in Ukraine” and “Famine-Genocide in Ukraine”, millions of citizens of the Ukrainian SSR, the majority of whom were Ukrainians, died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine. Since 2006, the Holodomor has been recognized by the independent Ukraine and several other countries as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.”