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Uncommon Monument: A King memorial for Boston

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Image: Into the Millennium, a sculpture by Kahlil Gibran

Credit: Jonathan Kozowyk

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Five finalists have been selected to create a new memorial to Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King on the Boston Common. What role do memorials play in contemporary society? How do we decide what to commemorate? What are the design considerations for this work of public art and how it relates to its site and to the history of race in Boston?

Join the Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the BSA Foundation as we consider the shifting landscape of public remembrance.

Max Page, Professor of Architecture, UMass Amherst
Scheri Fultineer ASLA, Dean of Architecture and Design, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
Steve Locke, Professor, Art Education, MassArt
Ian F. Taberner AIA, Director, Masters of Architecture Thesis, Boston Architectural College
Meejin Yoon AIA, Professor, MIT Architecture (incoming Dean, Cornell Architecture, Art & Planning)

Welcoming remarks from Kara Elliott-Ortega, Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston.

Renée Loth Hon. BSA, Editor, ArchitectureBoston magazine

A reception will follow; join for a toast to Renée Loth’s tenure as editor of ArchitectureBoston magazine.

Renée came to the BSA/AIA from a distinguished journalism career at the Boston Globe. She frequently writes about the issues that animate the architecture and design community. Before joining the BSA/AIA, she was the editor of the editorial page of The Boston Globe for almost 10 years. Renée got her start in journalism as editor of a scrappy advocacy newspaper, The East Boston Community News, and has lived in Boston since her student days at Boston University. This special event will kick off with a panel discussion about the shifting landscape of public remembrance and be followed by a reception honoring Renée’s seven-year tenure as editor of AB magazine.

Sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the BSA Foundation.