Armenian Genocide Memorial Unveiled

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April 20, 2015

On April 18, 2015, over 1500 people were on hand to witness the unveiling of the Armenian Genocide Memorial at Pasadena’s Memorial park. Pasadena Mayor, Bill Bogaard spoke at the ceremony as well as the monument’s designer, Art Center Alumna, Catherine Menard. The memorial consists of a metal tripod standing 16 feet tall. From the top of the tripod, a drop of water falls every 21 seconds. Each year, 1.5 million drops of water — one for each of the genocide victims — will drop into a basin adorned with the ancient Armenian symbol for eternity.

The Armenian Genocide Memorial is an outcome of a Designmatters Studio hosted by the Environmental Design Department and taught by James Meraz.