Where Would You Rebuild the Twin Towers?
On the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Twin Towers Go Global is issuing an international open call for responses to the question “Where would you choose to rebuild the Twin Towers? Why?” In collecting and archiving voices from across the globe, TTGG hopes to create a memorial expressive of the Towers’ significance to a wide array of individuals and cultures, as well as their continuing symbolic power.
Responses can be as simple or complex as you like, and you can enter as many times as you want. They can take the form of image, essay/text, sound, video, or a mixture of these (you can even handwrite your response and take a picture of it!) Images should come in jpeg, mov, mp3, or pdf format, or type text directly into an email. Submissions will be accepted beginning July 30 and ending September 2, 2011, and all responses will be posted on an ongoing basis on our submissions gallery. Ten finalists will be selected to be highlighted on the Twin Towers Go Global website. Five will be selected by popular vote. The other five will be selected by a jury we are currently composing. On our list of possible jurors are artists, architects, scholars, celebrities, and 9/11 family members. If you would like to nominate someone for the jury, please send us their name, contact information, and why you think they would be appropriate.
The ten finalists will be announced during the public reception of a 10th anniversary exhibition organized by TTGG resident artist Pedro Lasch at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery in New York City on September 7, 6-9pm. They will also receive a dedicated page on the TTGG website, and will be included in the 2nd Anniversary Report published by Twin Towers Go Global on September 11, 2011 for inclusion in Documenta 13, through their AND AND AND platform.
If you would like to vote on your favorite idea, view the entire gallery here, or find specific proposal by name and title here. The second option will allow you to share each specific entry by linking to it from your site, blog, or facebook page, or by emailing the permalink to your lists, or your supporters. Voting begins September 4 (12:01am), and ends on September 6 (11:59pm). Just send an email with the title of your selection in the subject line of an empty email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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