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A Living Memorial: Commemorating Yitzhak Rabin At The Tel Aviv Square, Mira Engler Jan 1999

A Living Memorial: Commemorating Yitzhak Rabin At The Tel Aviv Square, Mira Engler

Landscape Architecture Publications

The Tel Aviv City Hall square, site of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination after a rally November 4, 1995, has become a stage to an extraordinary act of spontaneous public commemoration. In a country replete with official, iconic monuments to its past, this public place has witnessed the formation of a new kind of memorial - a stage for democracy, a place for public communication and action. The geography and the civic and symbolic nature of the site have nurtured the formation of a living memorial, a vital meeting place for political exchange and commentary.