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Yeah - I still don't really get what that's about.
Did you notice how there was no choice for free-form comments. Just - pick one of these monstrosities so that we can say we consulted the public. I'll be sending an email as well.
How do I dislike these designs, let me count the ways . . . wait, there's no mechanism at their website to properly do so. At my first attempt to register my displeasure, I clicked forward the pages, couldn't check any of the boxes indicating which design best met their list of criteria (none of them did for me), didn't have three "adjectives" (is crap an adjective?) and when you go past that page, it's submitted. Had to use my tablet to get another kick at the cat (one submission per device). This time my adjectives consisted of "derivative" (PFS Studio), "meaningless" and "crap".
I didn't serve in Afghanistan. I knew a few of those whose names will probably be etched on the memorial - at least one that I could call a friend. I shouldn't get worked up over this, it's likely that one of these five designs will eventually get selected regardless of any comment I (or other members of this forum) provide. Maybe it's for the best that I have no plans to return to Ottawa, so it's likely that I will never have to see what finally get puts in that space and compare what my emotions are with the "design concepts" that these pieces of ________ (fill in your own description) hoped to evoke.
There was a pretty extensive consultation process prior to the design competition :
It does let you apply three adjectives to each proposal. If you think they are irrelevant, out-of-touch, pretentious, horrid, ostentatious, or "meh" then you can label them as such.Did you notice how there was no choice for free-form comments. Just - pick one of these monstrosities so that we can say we consulted the public. I'll be sending an email as well.
To quote Monty Python: 'We already got one'
The Afghanistan Memorial
Dedicated: 30 September 2017
Interpretive Panels Unveiled: 11 April 2018
by Her Honour, The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
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