15.04.11 Cambridge University – Heritage Seminar

Colin Burden has delivered a paper exploring Plincke’s recent projects involving public memorial design. The paper challenged the notion of permanent memorials, instead proposing that greater flexibility is often required to enable change to evolve as a society or community adapts or adopts different modes of reconciliation. The purpose of memorials he argues is largely interpretative, making historical events and actions accessible to subsequent generations. To remain accessible, the memorial “messages” may need to be developed and refined.