In this live online talk, Spencer Bailey, Phaidon editor-at-large and author of the new book In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials, speaks with graphic designer Michael Bierut and architect David Adjaye about the shift from figurative to abstract styles in memorials.

The discussion, which will be live streamed on Dezeen, will address questions such as: what is the relevance of memorials in the 21st century? Why does abstraction carry a power that figurative statues rarely, if ever, achieve?

There will also be a Q&A at the end of the talk. To submit a question to the panel in advance of the event, please email [email protected].

Full details will be available on Dezeen's livestream section on the day of the talk.

In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials is available for pre-order at

In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials takes place online on 28 October 2020 at 1:00pm EST/5:00pm GMT.