This is not the Bandscapes


“I truly entered this project not knowing what the result would be. Our goal was to build the memorial, bury the bones and create a place of healing for genocide survivors in the village and surrounding communities. After intensive reading about the genocide and about the country of Rwanda, I realized it was not possible [for me] to understand the people of Rwanda, their needs or their struggles. The horror of genocide mixed with the brutality of deep poverty was beyond my comprehension. The more I read, the more fear and apprehension I had about going. Family, friends and those in my professional world expressed their concern. Most of the time I wasn’t sure what was driving me, but I knew somehow that I had been preparing for this for my entire life.”          —   Alan Jacobson

Rwandan Genocide Memorial Design Village by Alan Jacobson (for more interview click here)


~ by cjc128 on March 23, 2009.

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