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FARMACY Conversations: Lee Kah-Wee

Founders' Memorial as Counter-Monument?

As the conception of the Founder’s Memorial gains momentum, this first series of Farmacy Conversations kicks off with some critical insight into commemorative practice and a nation’s ways of remembering.

How can architecture and design give agency to shed light on multiple historical narratives, rather than just one? Instead of a static monument that casts history in stone, can a memorial constantly evolve, projecting new narratives through generations?


Lee Kah-Wee unpacks the potentials of the Counter-monument that could provoke change and activate progress. The traditional mode of memorializing focuses on the collectively accepted view of historical events, which could deny individual accounts that have been neglected or marginalized.

00:30 — Genres of Monuments
20:00 — Debate on the Counter-Monument
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PUBLISHED
22.02.19