The National Park Service and the National Capital Planning Commission are partnering with the Van Alen Institute, in New York, in a new competition to rethink the way memorials are designed and experienced. "Memorials for the Future" is soliciting "new approaches to and forms of memorializing," exploring a new framework for 21st century commemorative works; how temporary, mobile, and interactive displays can create memorable experiences; including multiple narratives and flexible perspectives; and, specifically, ways to "honor the scale, context, and national significance of Washington, D.C." Teams will be judged on their proposals, research and design concepts, and their final design. The proposals and designs will be collected and shared, though not constructed. For more information, visit the competition's website.

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