1/7

Memorial to Survivors of Sexual Violence

 

Minneapolis, MN

This memorial honors the strength of the countless people in Minnesota who have experienced sexual violence. By creating a garden within a public park, we, as a community, are choosing to break the silence that isolates survivors and protects perpetrators. The design creates a place for recognition and healing and begins along a spiral path, passing mosaic columns representing pages of survivor’s stories, and leads into a circle for individual and community gathering and honoring.
Three rectangular columns with a ragged grey concrete base transform into colorful glass mosaic images of all peoples and represents the process from a shattered life back into the vibrant one. The spine of each column is wrapped in polished granite to reflect all of our faces and etched with inspirational quotes. Earth-forms and native planting materials embrace the central circular gathering plaza. The paving is embossed with the pattern of rings, representing the courage of a pebble of truth radiating out into the community. Precast benches placed along the circumference of the circle, invite individuals and group gatherings and conversation.

Awards

ASLA MN

Award of Excellence

2020

Client & Collaborators

MPRB

Related Projects

let's connect

Have a question about our services or want more information? Please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks for submitting!