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Using Sculpture to Heighten the Experiential

Melanie Manos discusses 3 non-traditional commemorative monuments: Stolperstein, Sto te nema, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

Three examples of non-traditional commemorative monuments are Stolperstein, Sto te nema, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

Stolperstein consists of over 1200 site-specific commemorations of victims of the Nazis across Europe. Sto te nema is a participatory nomadic monument to the 1995 Bosnian Genocide; you can view more on this website. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, racial segregation and inequality.

To view another non-traditional commemorative monument not covered in the video, visit this website on the Steilneset Memorial to the Victims of the Witch Trials in Vardo, Norwary.

There are common types of sculptures that are used as commemorative monuments, such as tombstones. What commemorative monuments have you seen that use sculpture in a non-traditional manner? Please share your thoughts in the comments area below.
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