Critics on Reunification Monument

From Deutsche Welle:

After hundreds of proposals and years of debate, a design from Berlin’s newest monument has been selected. But it has drawn harsh criticism from those who say it symbolizes all the wrong things.

 The reunification monument is set to occupy a central spot in the city, across from the Berlin City Palace, which is also slated to be rebuilt. But the design, titled “Citizens in Motion,” by Stuttgart-based firm Milla & Partner has met with confusion and rejection – as well as enthusiasm.

Two different commissions reviewed designs for the project over the course of several years. Some 500 proposals were submitted from all segments of society, but the jury couldn’t agree on any of them. That’s when they changed the application process: only designated artists were invited to submit proposals. The second attempt drew 300 suggestions. (…)

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