Mark Brest van Kempen
Free Speech Monument, 1991-1994
This project was winner of a national public art competition to commemorate the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley. It uses the political process to create a space free from any outside jurisdiction. A six inch column of land and airspace are legally redefined as not being a part of any nation, state or city therefore no laws are applicable within the small space. A granite ring surrounds the land and bears the inscription:
"This soil and the airspace extending above it shall not be a part of any nation and shall not be subject to any entity's jurisdiction."
The free space attracts speakers and political events to the site.
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