Learn about the design, purpose, and meaning of the Gun Violence Memorial Project. The gun violence epidemic in America claims 100 lives every single day. Looking to create urgency and drive change, the Gun Violence Memorial Project, designed by MASS Design Group, features four houses built of 700 glass bricks, with each brick representing a victim of gun violence, and each house representing the average number of American lives taken by gun violence each week. The Memorial Project invites family members to contribute stories and remembrance objects to be housed in a glass brick, as a way of honoring their loved ones. As part of National Gun Violence Survivors Week, Jha D Williams, Senior Associate from MASS Design Group; Pam Bosley and Annette Nance-Holt, Co-Founders of Purpose Over Pain, and Debbie Weir, Senior Managing Director for Organizing and Engagement, Everytown for Gun Safety, honor lives taken and discuss the memorial and the act of transforming the narrative of gun violence.
The National Building Museum presents the exhibition, which will be freely available to all Museum visitors, as a complement to Justice is Beauty: The Work of MASS Design Group. Both will be on view when the Museum opens to the public later this year.