In conversation with 9/11 Memorial Vice-President for Education and Public Programs Clifford Chanin, James Young discussed the pursuit of memory studies, the 9/11 Memorial jury process, and a comparison of the 9/11 Memorial process with that of the memorial to the murdered children of the Labor Party youth camp at Utoya, Norway recently at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. You can watch the discussion by clicking here.
James E. Young, distinguished university professor of English and Judaic studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has served on juries that selected designs for the 9/11 Memorial and the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. In his new book, The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between, Young reflects on the expectations that countries bring to their painful memorial debates.
Young will share the ideas of his book Wednesday, November 16, from 4:30- 6:30 at the the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies in Amherst, MA.
You can also listen to Young speak with Commonwealth Journal about the memorial process.