Spread the Voice
New York | USA
The memorial wants to pay respect for New Yorkers AIDS victims for each of the 5 NYC boroughs. Taking the move from the USA 70s campaign which motto was SILENCE IS DEATH, and had a pink triangle as logo, the remembrance of the victims becomes here an active park where everybody is free to talk, inform and perform on five speech podiums. This stages are surrounded by circular elements useful as sitting elements, beside being sculptures themselves, five steles representative of the five boroughs victims. These circles are the community remembrance and in the same time an active warning for the future: never again make the silence kill people: silence is death, communication is life!
Five circular pockets spaces are defined within the park. Five as the NYC boroughs, they create a continuous sitting element oriented to a central little stage. Such central element is a free speech podium, where anybody can stand up and express is thoughts and ideas, respectfully of the low, freely.