Memorials represent communal memory

One flag, one life: American artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg created her art installation titled 'In America, How Could This Happen in Washington' in remembrance of those who have died of Covid-19 in the United States. — AP

MEMORIALS are not just static pieces of art, they also hold a deeper meaning by representing community memory and illustrating our past.

They give us a sense of place, a sense of location and a sense of context, says Eddin Khoo, a writer and founder-director of cultural organisation Pusaka.

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