Parque de la Memoria
The Parque de la Memoria -Monumento a las Víctimas del Terrorismo de Estado (the Park of Memory- Monument to the Victims of State Terrorism) is a public space that extends over fourteen acres, located along the coastline of the Río de La Plata river in Buenos Aires City. Erected as a place for memory, it combines the force of a monument with the engraved names of the disappeared and murdered persons by the State’s repression, and the critical approach elicited by a work of contemporary art and direct visual contact with the Río de La Plata river, silent witness to the fate of many of the victims.
Created in 1998, after the enactment of Law No. 46 by the Legislature of the city of Buenos Aires, the project was an unprecedented experience of collaboration: human rights organizations, the University of Buenos Aires and the Executive and Legislative Powers of the city worked jointly to make this space possible. Today, the Park is house to the Monumento a las Víctimas del Terrorismo de Estado, a Public Art Program and the PAyS Room.
This place of memory does not pretend to close wounds or replace truth and justice, but rather to become a place of remembrance, homage, testimony and reflection. Its objective is for current and future generations that visit the site to become aware of the horror perpetrated by the State and the need to ensure that similar acts will NEVER AGAIN occur.