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13 avril 2012

Julian Bonder: "Talking, thinking and debating"

Argentinian architect Julian Bonder is famous for his Museo del Holocausto in Buenos Aires (2000). Along with Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko he designed the controversial Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery that opened its' door in Nantes on the 25th of March. A 8,500 square metre area construction on one shore of the Loire that is simultaneously  “A commemorative monument, a work of art and a public area, which forms a part of an urban development project”. Interview.

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04 avril 2012

Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery opens

25 years in the making, and 6 months behind schedule, but the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery finally opened in Nantes, Sunday the 25th of March, following the International Slavery Museum of Liverpool that opened in 2007. Nestled between the bridges of Anne de Bretagne and Victor Schoelcher (the French politician behind the 1848 Abolition of Slavery Decree), this memorial occupies a symbolic position within the city on the Quai de la Fosse.

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