Why are memorials in list form both so compelling and controversial?
‘by Jeremy Allan Hawkins’
In Alsatian, “Stockfeld” means something like “field recently reclaimed from the forest,” and it was the name of a rural satellite village six kilometers south of Strasbourg. At the turn of the twentieth century it was mostly agricultural, and relatively distant from urban life. It was here that the city planners decided to build 457 new housing units for the working class who were displaced by La Grande Percée, and to do so in the spirit of the Garden City Movement.
* Mary Camille Beckman *
To me, Solmaz Sharif’s poem “Vulnerability Study” is perfect.
* Elizabeth Schmuhl *
Spanish choreographer and former member of Netherlands Dans Theatre Iván Pérez will set his piece “Flesh” on eight dancers from River North Dance Chicago for their 25th Anniversary season, which takes place on October 10th and 11th at the Harris Theater. This will be his first time his work will be set and performed in the United States. Pérez graciously allowed me to interview him before he sets out on this important voyage.
* Airea D. Matthews *
I genuflect at Mass, stealing fleeting glances of my sons’ hands in prayer—tender, unburdened by veins or violence, unscathed. I redirected my attention, prayed that whoever feared their black bodies would soon unlearn myth and space and threat.