Photo: Ada Pinkston
This program seeks to examine the questions of the purpose of monuments, memorials, and sites of gathering in our cities. If memorials and monuments are how we share and shape a collective narrative, how are certain narratives being told? In what ways can memorials and rituals be a space of joy, to generate new ways of what we want to see in the future and to make these practices active sites of reconciling the truth about our past. Looking at memorials for Jews killed in the Holocaust, who America decides to memorialize and overlook, as well as murals for Black lives and other more ephemeral modes – these films and discussion ask us to reckon with how we create space and time for mourning that can be inspiration for a more just future.
CM Credits: 1.5
Curation by Melinda James and Susannah Smith
Bryan C. Lee Jr. (Moderator) Architect, Educator, Writer, and Design Justice Advocate
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Artist
Cheyenne Concepcion Artist, Designer, Artistic Director of New Monuments
Ada Pinkston Artist, Educator, and Cultural Organizer
Melinda James Guest Curator
Equal Justice Initiative’s campaign to recognize victims of lynching.
We believe that now more than ever memorials must strengthen our resolve for justice and tolerance. Our memorial…
A tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer.
A documentary about Blackness moving through space and time.
Conservative architecture policies in Dresden has in significant ways helped pave the way for the right-wing-surge that currently plagues the city.