What is a living monument?
The living monument concept represents a new paradigm in how we memorialize the past. Traditionally, we memorialize history with monolithic, rigid objects that isolate history and take it out of context. These mammoth objects try, unsuccessfully, to make the person or event immortal and unchanging. The living monument flips this around. Living monuments evolve and consider the wider context of interrelated connections that make up history. Living monuments also focus on how history can be made alive, immediate and relevant to people.