Also created by Jochen Gerz, the Future Monument is a glass obelisk surrounded by plaques celebrating former enemies that have become friends to Coventry, while a smaller ring of plaques represents many of the different communities to be found in the city.
The “Future Monument” is the people of Coventry’s comment on their often quite traumatic past. Its story is one of enemies who became friends. Thousands of citizens contributed to the project, offering statements at once public and personal in response to the question: “Who are yesterday’s enemies?”
The most often named former enemies are listed on eight glass plaques on the ground in front of a glass obelisk.
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