Building Memory: Architect Brad Cloepfil on Designing to Remember the Holocaust
Author: Karen O'Donnell Stein
Posted: April 26, 2017

With the Day of Remembrance taking place this week, many are taking the opportunity to pause and remember the Holocaust – the survivors, victims, and their families, who are affected by this atrocity. On Wednesday, April 26, the PSU Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies and the PSU School of Architecture bring another opportunity to consider the ways in which we both memorialize and remember the Holocaust, and the ways that design and architecture can facilitate our cultural connections with our history.

Architecture firm Allied Works, based in Portland and New York, are among the 10 finalists in the UK Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition, having submitted designs for this memorial that will be built just south of the Houses of Parliament along the Thames in London. Architect Brad Cloepfil and designer Lisa Strausfeld, both with Allied Works, will join a panel discussion with April Slabosheski, Holocaust scholar with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, and Clive Knights, professor and director of the PSU School of Architecture, to discuss questions such as what it means to remember the Holocaust now, in the 21st century, particularly after Brexit, and what role architecture can play in this process.

This panel is generously sponsored by Lorry I. Lokey, and is part of Design Week Portland. Reservations can be made at Design Week Portland.

Building Memory: Building Memory: A Conversation on the UK's Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition
Wednesday, April 26, 4pm
Shattuck Hall Annex
SW Broadway at Hall Street
Portland, Oregon