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Redefining Memorials: the Conflation of Heroes and Victims

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Published on Jul 6, 2014

A discussion focusing on the commemoration of victims as if they were heroes and the increasing role of victims' families in the memorial process. This shift has resulted in a new hybrid form that conflates memorials with cemeteries where individuals rather than historical
events are honored.

Panelists:
Harriet Senie, Director, Museum Studies Program and Professor of Art History,
The City College, New York
John Craig Freeman, Professor of New Media, Emerson College
Charlotte Cohen, Fine Arts Officer with the U.S. General Services Administration
Sally Webster, Professor Emerita, Lehman College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

This session was presented at the Monument / Anti-Monument Conference.

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