Memorializing Mass Atrocities with Public Art: A Conversation with Luigi Toscano

Date(s) - 10/04/2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Katz Hall, #101


How should we memorialize mass atrocities? What role does public art play in the creation of critical memory cultures? Kansas City is the latest in a series of international cities to host the art exhibit and international Holocaust remembrance project Lest We Forget, a series of life-sized portraits of Holocaust survivors from around the world. UMKC History Professor Andrew Bergerson will host a conversation with the creator of this memorial, German-Italian photographer and filmmaker Luigi Toscano, together with Cristina Albu, UMKC associate professor of art and art history, and Sandra Enríquez, UMKC assistant professor of public history. The conversation is scheduled from noon to 1:30 pm on Friday, October 4 in 101 Katz Hall. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested and available by email to

Lest We Forget will be on display at the National WWI Museum and Memorial from Sept. 20 to Oct. 6. The exhibit is sponsored by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City as part of its “Wunderbar Together Year of Germany.”