A total of 36 Hungarian and foreign entries were received by the deadline of 15 October 2021 for the international call for entries for the Memorial of Rape in Wartimes, launched by the Municipality of Budapest in July 2021.
The first round of judging will take place on 2 November. The international jury expects the selected applicants to produce models, and the jury will decide on the winning entry early next year. The monument is scheduled to be inaugurated in May 2023.
About the competition
The aim of the General Assembly of Budapest is to create a memorial site for women, who had been raped in wartimes. The memorial should reflect on the issues, sensibility highlighted during the social and professional dialogues and debates. It is about to help working through the trauma both on personal and on social level. Besides it should remind the present and future generation of something that should never happen again. It aims to designate a memorial site interpreted in a contemporary way that could be a place for all strata of society for remembering and working through the trauma. The memorial should use up-to-date contemporary visual language. The memorial should be interpreted internationally as well.