Garden of Indolence - Pruitt-Igoe Now Competition (2012)


Remembering is Forgetting: The Garden of Indolence is a memorial to not only the people of Pruitt-Igoe, but also the relationship between the man-made and the natural via human experience through light. Rather than attempt to memorialize or bastardize the Pruitt-Igoe housing project itself, the Garden of Indolence serves to forever isolate in time events that happened there, and more importantly the people that lived there. Designed through the poetry of narrative, the project’s intent is to create an experience; one that instills in visitors some of the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that took place at Pruitt-Igoe, while simultaneously exuding hope.

 

Status: Competition Entry

Location: St. Louis, MO, US