The Project "Memorial Sign"

Cemetery culture - a reflection of our Society 

Cemeteries are places of communal rememberance. How we take care of our departed is also a reference to our social conditions. The dignity of mankind does not end with death. The cemetery is a reflection of how mobility has changed our society, and reveals the loss of rituals. It demonstrates individualization and trends towards anonymity. Ultimately, the cemetery is a mirror of society because it demonstrates cultural differences.

Gothenburg University Campus Steneby Metal Art runs in cooperation with Håjum´s Graveyard in Trollhättan a project to reformulate what a memorial sign can be. In this course the students get challenged to investigate how we mourn and say good-bye to beloved people. Finding new rituals and visual forms that enables space for mourning. Here you can see work, that have been made over the past years. Find the link to the education here.
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The Collaboration

This webpage is the result of collaboration between two leading international university programs in metal art. A selection of the best BfA and MfA exam work will be presented every year.

HCA Hereford

Delyth Done
Hereford College of Arts
College Road Campus
Hereford
HR1 1EB
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HDK Valand

Professor Heiner Zimmermann
Hemslöjdsvägen 1
666 95 Dals Långed
+46 768898186

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