[This program is scheduled on Eastern Time Zone]
Sunday, November 20th
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET – Virtual Event
Please join us as architect Miriam Gusevich shares her urban design projects that seek to restore the presence and tragic experiences of the Jews in Ukraine during the Holocaust. Miriam will describe and illustrate (through slides and videos) three projects.
Two of the projects are award-winning memorials in Kyiv: “Constellations”, designed in memory of the martyrs of Euro-Maidan, and “Yahrtzeit Candles,” designed in memory of the martyrs of Babyn Yar. The third project (which has been delayed due to the war in Ukraine) is a commission to restore the Jewish Cemetery in Sambir, located in the Ukrainian province of Lviv Oblast. These memorials represent a plea to honor the tragic past of both the Holodomor and the Shoah, and to protect Jewish memory sites as a source of strength for the future.
Miriam Gusevich is originally from Cuba and resides in Washington, D.C. She received the Bachelor of Architecture (1975) and Master of Architecture (1979) degrees from Cornell University and a Loeb Fellowship’97 from Harvard. She is the founding principal of GM2 Studio, LLC and CEO of Restoring our Places, an NGO to recover Jewish sites in Western Ukraine. She is professor emerita at Catholic University of America. Her work as an urban designer, scholar and teacher has won multiple design awards and research grants.
Miriam’s talk will be followed by a discussion moderated by Martya Levytska, a Ukrainian attorney living in Washington, D.C. Light refreshments will follow. The program is open to all, and free of charge.