Grave Stones: Panel-led Workshop 2

This workshop explored the significance of plastic commemoration, both sacred and secular, focusing on places of worship, funerary sites and sculpture, and memorial monuments.

The second workshop in our Monumental Commemoration strand took place on Saturday 3 March 2018 at Harris Manchester College. It investigated the interactions between space, place, object and memory, and considered how we might create new commemorative forms for our own time and beyond. Panellists included: Pfarrerin Dr Cornelia Kulawik (Pastor of Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Berlin-Dahlem; former pastor of Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtnis-Kirche, Berlin); The Very Reverend John Witcombe (Dean of Coventry Cathedral); Dr Silke Arnold-de Simine (Reader in Memory, Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck, University of London); Charles Gurrey (sculptor and carver); Chair: Dr Joshua Hordern (Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford).