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Inspiration as an Aspect of Monumentality: The Salk Institute

How does an architect design the sacred?  How does one represent inspiration in form? How does one prepare a place for enlightenment to occur? Graduate Researcher Evander Price explores how Louis Kahn answered these questions with his design of the Salk Institute in San Diego—a secular, sacred space in which he manifested metaphors of inspiration in monumentality.

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Tethers to Invisible Monuments

Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Monument Lab Fellow Joel Garcia has seen the city change for better or for worse by means of political movements, violence, housing development, and erasure of narratives, among countless other things. His experiences have shaped his relation to land, place, and memory and the lack of access to it. In this essay, he writes on how public areas can be transformed from spaces of trauma to ones of healing and the importance of advocating for oneself.

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Collapsing the Distance

The Crossbones Graveyard is a paupers’ gravesite located in South London. Prior to the 1990s, this burial site was unmarked and those buried here largely forgotten. Since its rediscovery, the local community has rallied together to honor those buried there. How can this site give insight to the individual narrative in monuments and memorials and how we choose to remember those that have passed?

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An Unlikely Collaboration

This essay is taken from the publication for Molly Crabapple & Marwan Hisham: Syria in Ink opening March 22 at Haverford College's Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery. Molly Crabapple & Marwan Hisham: Syria in Ink brings together literature in the form of memoir and visual art in the form of ink drawings. It invites viewers to experience the words and images of a young Syrian coming of age during the turbulent last decade.

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