CONVERSATIONS-003

FARMACY Conversations: Michael Lee

Selves in the City.

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?


Michael Lee takes us through a series of artworks that illustrate modes of capturing the transient, such as autobiographical mapping, tracing genealogy, and making personal observations about everyday scenes and spaces. Such a process may inspire new thoughts about remembering the state in relation to ourselves, and people or places that may have been forgotten over time.
02:30 - Beyond Numbers
11:20 - Nuanced Relationship with the State
25:30 - The Least Accounted for
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PUBLISHED
12.03.19