This study uses the theoretical basis of placemaking and memorialization to examine the placement of memorial landscapes on college campuses. The research is based in case study analysis of other college campuses. It looks specifically at where and what is memorialized and what elements of placemaking are incorporated. The main postulate of my research is that the location of the memorialization of the suspected slave burial ground and history of slave labor on Richmond’s campus is appropriately placed in the Eco-corridor. The research suggests this postulate is not true, as the majority of other memorials have been placed in more prominent areas of campus.
Paper prepared for the Geography Capstone.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Todd Lookingbill
Thornton, Virginia. "Memorialization on College Campuses Today." Paper for Geography Capstone, University of Richmond, April 2020.