Scholars and Storytelling: Lester Levine
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lester Levine spent nearly 7 months being the only person to ever review all 5,201 entries to the 2003 World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition. In that research, he identified several hundred designs that challenged the traditional ideas of a public memorial. After that, he spent the next 4 years seeking and interviewing the creators of these entries to better understand the creative response to horrific events and the evolving concept of a memorial, resulting in a 2016 book, 9/11 Memorial Visions. Mr. Levine will discuss how stories on the entries and those told to him in interviews drove this project.