Wednesday, November 16 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm
In honor of the 90th anniversary of the secret 1932–1933 Holodomor Famine-Genocide in Ukraine, Larysa Kurylas will lecture on the National Holodomor Memorial erected in 2015 in the District of Columbia. Kurylas will address the history of the Ukrainian Holodomor famine-genocide, the Congressional law to establish the Memorial, and the design competition conducted by the Government of Ukraine. The focus of her talk, however, will be on design intent and the issues which she found most intellectually engaging. Kurylas will describe modifications made to the design during the review process and conclude with an explanation of particularities involved in the fabrication of the centerpiece “Field of Wheat” bronze sculpture.
- Summarize the history of the Ukrainian Holodomor famine-genocide and the Congressional law to establish the National Holodomor Memorial
- Explore and the design competition conducted by the Government of Ukraine
- Describe the intent and issues surrounding the design of the memorial, including modifications made to the design during the review process
- Explain matters related to the fabrication process of the “Field of Wheat” bronze sculpture
Founder, The Kurylas Studio
Ms. Kurylas is a practicing architect and founder of The Kurylas Studio. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Architecture and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2021, she received the Order of Princess Olha civilian honor from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. As a Fulbright Scholar, her travels in February 2022 to research the form of memorial design in Ukraine were curtailed by the start of the Russian invasion.