Open House | A lecture by Architect Michael Arad | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Open House | A lecture by Architect Michael Arad

Place, memory, and community: architecture following trauma

The School of Architecture and "Open House Jerusalem", are pleased to invite you to a lecture by the Arch. Michael Arad, born in Jerusalem and one of the partners in the New York firm Handel Architects.

In 2003, his work, Reflecting Absence, was selected in the competition to design the national memorial to the 9/11 attacks. In 2011, the monument was inaugurated as part of the events to mark the decade of the terrorist attacks and became one of the most recognized architectural monuments in New York.
Arad's lecture will focus on the architecture of commemoration and the role of architecture in disaster events as a shaper of narrative and memory. In his lecture, he will describe how we approach researching the disaster area, and in what ways trauma is treated, how much is left from the memory and how it is shaped. Arad will present the work process in two memorials in his design, 9/11 Memorial Glade in New York and Emanual Nine Memorial in Charleston which is under construction.

Early registration event, limited to 200 places.
Register here

Thursday | 4.4.24 | 6:00 p.m.
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
Russell Berrie Auditorium
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Campus, 1 Zmora St., Jerusalem



National September 11 Memorial & Museum, HANDEL ARCHITECTS, Photography: Joe Woolhead