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stairway sculpture / a way to remember

stairway sculpture
stairway sculpture

The design is a stylized scale sculpture of the orgin stairway of the synagogue in Schwäbisch Gmünd who was demolished in 1954. Two materials are used. Concrete symbolizes eternity and glass reflects the individual memory of each person of the past. On the way to the stairway the names of the last 100 members of the Jewish community in Schwäbisch Gmünd are written down. The sculpture is accompanied by information panels which illustrate the historical context. It‘s a stairway sculpture that leads to nowhere while also providing an outlook. It enables the monument to associate the historic abyss of the past with a faith in future.


Hochschule für Gestaltung

Hochschule für Gestaltung
Schwäbisch Gmünd
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Andrea Kastner,
Hochschule für Gestaltung