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Leading scholar and architect to present discussion of memory and memorials at Syracuse University
Leading scholar and architect to present discussion of memory and memorials at Syracuse UniversitySeptember 27, 2002Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Internationally renowned architect Julian Bonder will present “Memory/Works” at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 in Syracuse University’s Slocum Hall, Room 108. The lecture, part of the School of Architecture Fall 2002 Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
Bonder, one of six, Fall 2002 visiting critics at the School of Architecture, is principal of Julian Bonder and Associates in Cambridge, Mass., and a leading scholar on architecture, memory and memorials.
A native of Argentina, Bonder was a partner at Bonder-Litwak Architects in Buenos Aires and an adjunct professor at Facultad de Arquitectura, Univesidad de Buenos Aires until he moved to the United States in 1995. An important part of his research and design work has been devoted to investigating the relationships between architecture and memory. Focusing on, but not limited to, Holocaust memory and memorials, his work in this complex field includes projects, built work and writings. He designed the award-winning Center for Holocaust Studies at Clark University, which was completed in 1999.
Other memorial projects include a project for the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina bombed in 1994, a Memorial for Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C., and the Buenos Aires Holocaust Museum Project. He is currently working on a memorial for the Camp Meigs training site of the Massachusetts regiments that served during the Civil War.