Oral Programme / Session I

PROF. JAMES E. YOUNG (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

The Stages of Memory:  Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between
Presentation (45 min.), discussion with Prof. Dr. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Linara Dovydaitytė (Vytautas Magnus University), Q&A (45 min.). Moderated by Dr. Rasa Antanavičiūtė (Vilnius Academy of Arts)

University of Massachusetts Amherst professor James E. Young is one of the most sought after jury members in major international memorial competitions. He has participated in the judging and building of such commemoration projects as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin (2005) and the National September 11 Memorial in New York (2011). Young is the author of the fundamental studies on new forms of monuments (The Texture of Memory, Yale University Press, 1993; The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between, University of Massachusetts Press, 2016), is the inventor of the term counter memorials, and has acted as curator and consultant for many monument projects across the globe.

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