Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery (Nantes, France)

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Title

Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery (Nantes, France)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Slavery-Emancipation
Slavery-Abolition
Middle Passage
Transatlantic Slave Trade
Slave Trade
Nantes, France
Subject (Object Type)
Memorial

Description

Erected as a space to remember the atrocities of slavery and to commemorate all past and present efforts to resist it, the memorial was constructed in the former center of the French slave trade, Nantes. Designed by an artist and an architect, the memorial consists of “an enormous open-air staircase [which] leads to the subterranean passageway where visitors are welcomed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, behind which the word ‘freedom’ is displayed in over fifty languages from countries on every continent affected by the slave trade. At the western end of the passageway, key historical dates and locations highlight the scale not only of the events that led to the abolition of the slave trade but of the ongoing fight against enslavement today” (see b

Creator

Wodiczko, Krzysztof (artist), 1943-
Bonder, Julian (architect)

Source

Mémorial de L'Abolition de L'Esclavage, Nantes

Date

Opening Ceremony: March 25, 2012

Relation

To learn more about the memorial, click here.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Building and Structures

Coverage

Quai de la Fosse, Passerelle Victor-Schoelcher, 44000 Nantes, France

Bibliographic Citation

GSD News, "Memorial by Krzysztof Wodiczko and Julian Bonder (MDes ’96) unveiled in Nantes, France" Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Accessed April 29, 2019. https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/2012/04/memorial-by-krzysztof-wodiczko-and-julian-bonder-mdess-96-to/

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

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Original Format

Building and Structure

Citation

Wodiczko, Krzysztof (artist), 1943- Bonder, Julian (architect), “Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery (Nantes, France),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed June 24, 2022, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1152.

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