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Memorial to African Americans Enslaved by William & Mary
The Lemon Project Committee on Memorialization (LPCOM), acting on behalf of William & Mary and its Board of Visitors, invites submissions for a design concept for a memorial to the men, women and children whose labor and lives William & Mary held in bondage from its founding until the Civil War. We seek a conceptual design for a physical memorial that establishes a new place of community and contemplation within or directly engaging with the setting of William & Mary’s Historic Campus. By virtue of its scale, location, materials and narrative content, the conceptual design will create a noble and lasting tribute to the memory of the people who built and served the university.
This search for a design concept is open to designers, artists, architects, engineers, landscape architects, as well as people from outside the design field: anyone who is inspired to respond to this call. Student entries are encouraged.
- Participants may enter as individuals or as a part of a team.
- Faculty and staff members of LPCOM are not eligible to enter.
Submissions will be accepted until October 12, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. All participants are required
|August 28-October 12||Open for submission of design entries|
|September 14||Final questions due|
|Late-September||Jury evaluation process begins|
|November||Three designs submitted to president|
|February 2019||President shares one design to BOV for review and comment|
|Spring 2019||Design Development Phase Begins|
There will be a first place prize of $1,000, a second place prize of $750, and a third place prize of $500. The Jurors may identify additional participants whose conceptual designs are recognized as “honorable mention” with no cash award.
The jurors for this competition have deep connections to William & Mary and includes alumni, students and community members:
- Rex Ellis ’89 Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Artisia Green, ’00, Director of Africana Studies, William & Mary
- Zena Howard FAIA, Managing Director, North Carolina Practice of Perkins+Will
- Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander, Ph.D. ’92, Professor of History; Dean, College of Liberal Arts; Director, Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies, Norfolk State University
- Ivie S. Orobaton ’19, student representative, history and anthropology major
- Justin Reid ’09, Director of Virginia Humanities’ African-American programs
- Hon. John Charles Thomas, former William & Mary Board of Visitor
- Sibel Zandi-Sayek, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, William & Mary
- Luiza Newlin-Lukowicz, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, William & Mary
All jurors are bound by the rules of this search.
The jurors will recommend three conceptual designs to William & Mary’s president, who will review each and determine if one is ready to be shared with the William & Mary Board of Visitors.
All designs will be evaluated anonymously.
For more information about this competition, please contact us.