Strathewen Bushfire Memorial

Strathewen, VIC, Australia


A simple concept of four teardrops falling onto the landscape provided the physical form, from which the community of Strathewen could begin to overlay their story of the event. Each circle carries its own theme of beauty, loss, rebuilding, hope and rejuvenation. Individual stories from community members were sourced to create a collective voice. We referenced the Japanese style of Haiku poetry with minimal words and no punctuation, to focus on the essence of their experience.

In collaboration with Urban Initiatives, Memorials Working Group

Winner of the 2013 AILA President’s Award

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