la mar de letras

Monument for the freedom of expression, COAM 2006, 2nd round.
Subject of the competition was a monument for the freedom of expression at the press center in Madrid.

Our project plans a glass plate of 5 x 2m at the corner of the existing façade. The printed ocean of letters quotes the “decree on free speech” from 1810. The text has been transformed graphically into a picture of an ocean with horizon. The ocean symbolizes freedom and evokes ideas. Glass as material is a sign for clearness and purity as well as for the fragility of rights. Thus, the “ocean of letters” emphasizes the value of free speech.

In march 2008 the katalog of the  2nd round of the exhibition “Libertad de Expression” was published. ISBN 84-96656-33-0