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Designing Memory: The Architecture of Commemoration in Europe, 1914 to the Present

31 March, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Dr Sabina Tanović’s recent research focuses on architecture as a space for remembering. As an architect, she is concerned with the memorial genre as a designing process that aims to understand and respond to social currencies.

To see how memorial form originated and evolved, her talk will address the following key points: how architectural space supports memory and commemoration, what innovative design solutions are proposed in the face of social and political challenges, and how these solutions are implemented.

By mostly focusing on contemporary memorial architecture in Europe, her research takes a closer look into processes of designing memorials today and how these translate memories and experiences of human loss into an architectural space.

Dr Tanović’s approach takes cues from different disciplines, and aims to establish a relevant framework for analysing contemporary projects.

You can buy a copy of Dr Tanović’s book, Designing Memory: The Architecture of Commemoration in Europe, 1914 to the Present here. A 20% discount code will be emailed to everyone who signs up for the talk.


Attendees in the US, please note this talk starts at 11.00am (Pacific Time)/ 2.00pm (Eastern Time).

Ticket sales will end 2 hours before the event start time.

Dr Sabina Tanović

Dr Sabina Tanović

Dr Sabina Tanović is an award-winning architect and researcher. She graduated from the University of Sarajevo (2006), Bosnia and Herzegovina, and holds a doctoral degree (2015) from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Her current research and practice deals with contemporary memorial projects and traumascapes. In her book Designing Memory: The Architecture of Commemoration in Europe, 1914 to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2019), she analyses the evolution of memorial architecture since the First World War and discusses their commissioning processes and design strategies.


31 March, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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