“Public Spaces of Grief and Reconciliation: the Roadside Memorial and Identity”
Wednesday July 15, 2015
7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start
Stangate House, 3 Edgeware Road, Aldgate
Once again the Society is pleased to bring you a very interesting young speaker with a challenging and topical subject for our annual Fireside Chat at historic Stangate House in Aldgate. Emily Anderson is a Masters of Architecture graduate from the University of Adelaide, whose research explores the increasing number of roadside memorials being set up after roadside fatalities. Emily’s interest in this subject has resulted in a very important analysis of the reasons for this expression of sorrow and the emerging community reactions. In the eastern States there have even been some forthright discussions about memorials becoming so large they are distracting drivers.
Our Society is keen to engage with and support young researchers and provide opportunities for them to reach a wider audience. We hope that you will join us in this endeavour and share the work of a talented young South Australian researcher. Emily has also recently researched Soldier’s War Memorial Gardens and this year commenced tutoring a history and theory course to first year Bachelor of Architectual Studies students at the University of South Australia.
As usual for our Fireside Chat events, there will be a roaring open fire and convivial company.
Please bring a plate to share. We will provide tea and coffee, a glass of port and a chocolate or two.
Admission: Members $10. Non members $12