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Designing for Remembrance, Learning, and Healing

How campuses memorialize tragic events
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Published October 1, 2019
By Mahauganee Shaw Bonds, PhD, Researcher and Educator, 2017–2018 SCUP Fellow
Planning Types: Campus Planning

After a campus tragedy, the first steps for the community toward settling into the new normal often entail working through the gravity of recent events. This work includes a need for internal reflection, external processing, and collective healing. Campus communities engaged in this process often find a way to memorialize the events that have shaken them and to honor the lives of any community members lost to tragedy. This research project focuses on physical memorials that are the result of a tragic moment in institutional history.

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