Public memorials help us remember and keep alive past events, stories, and loss. Only recently are LGBTQ+ histories, spaces, and places being honored and remembered in the landscape. In cities such as NYC and San Francisco, stories of LGBTQ+ community, those who survived the HIV/AIDS crisis, and those we have lost deserve to be honored and remembered. This panel discussion is focused on the role and importance of the act of remembering and healing, particularly in situ. Our speakers will discuss how we currently memorialize LGBTQ+ history, and ideas for properly remembering and honoring the LGBTQ+ community into the future. Case studies such as the NYC AIDS Memorial will be discussed, as well as other place-based and living memorials.
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learn the importance of making space to share LGBTQ+ histories and memorializing culturally significant sites.
Understand why increased representation and visibility of LGBTQ+ spaces in the built environment is important.
Discover LGBTQ+ place-based and living memorials.
Max Dickson, OLIN; Jha D Williams, MASS Design Group; Manisha Kaul, Design Workshop; Lily Lim & Mateo Paiva, Studio ai