INTERNATIONAL ADOPTEE MEMORIAL PARK
The In Between
Struggling with abandonment, an unknown and unreachable past, and the feeling of being stuck between two cultures creates the opportunity to translate a complex emotional landscape into a physical place. A journey through this memorial park reveals a landscape of celebration, contemplation of our own place in the world. Site features throughout the park consider communication and our connections to people from far away.
4th Year Studio, Penn State
Memorial Design Studio
ME, THE ADOPTEE ANIMATION
Adoption is a very complex issues and every adoptee's experience is personal and different. This animation explores some of the concepts and emotions of international adoptees that inform the memorial landscape.
A closer look at the model's topography and 3D printed feature
Continental Mesa Concept
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A lot changed from my mid-review to my final. I originally had the abstraction of the continents covering the whole site. Each had a jagged hole with a large mound emerging from the center. These mounds were not accessible and represented the unknowable and unreachable answers to questions of an adoptee's life.