Monument Lab

Monument Lab

Monument Lab

Welcome to Monument Lab, a public art and history podcast. Each episode, host Paul Farber explores stories and critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments. We speak to the artists, activists, and historians on the frontlines, building the next generation of public spaces through stories of social justice and equity. Here are the monumental people, places, and ideas of our time.

  • Monumental “Local Diaspora” in St. Louis with MADAD’s Damon Davis, Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, and De Nichols

    July 21, 2020

    Monumental “Local Diaspora” in St. Louis with MADAD’s Damon Davis, Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, and De Nichols

  • Museums are Not Neutral with Movement Co-Founders La Tanya S. Autry and Mike Murawski

    May 14, 2020

    Museums are Not Neutral with Movement Co-Founders La Tanya S. Autry and Mike Murawski

  • Commemorating the 1918 Flu Pandemic with Mütter Museum Organizer Nancy Hill

    May 7, 2020

    Commemorating the 1918 Flu Pandemic with Mütter Museum Organizer Nancy Hill

  • Word Sound Power: A Self Determined Lexicon for Commemorative Justice with Historical Strategist Free Egunfemi Bangura

    April 28, 2020

    Word Sound Power: A Self Determined Lexicon for Commemorative Justice with Historical Strategist Free Egunfemi Bangura

  • Bearing Witness in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands with Conservationist Laiken Jordahl

    April 15, 2020

    Bearing Witness in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands with Conservationist Laiken Jordahl

  • No Return to Normal with Artist Mel Chin

    April 8, 2020

    No Return to Normal with Artist Mel Chin

  • Expanding Monuments with Regina Agu; New Monuments for New Cities Part 5

    October 4, 2019

    Expanding Monuments with Regina Agu; New Monuments for New Cities Part 5

  • Monument to Lucy Gonzalez Parsons with Eric García; New Monuments for New Cities Part 4

    October 4, 2019

    Monument to Lucy Gonzalez Parsons with Eric García; New Monuments for New Cities Part 4

  • Public Noise with Paul Ramírez Jonas; New Monuments for New Cities Part 1

    October 4, 2019

    Public Noise with Paul Ramírez Jonas; New Monuments for New Cities Part 1

  • Reclaimed Water CC'd With Nicole Awai; New Monuments for New Cities Part 2

    October 4, 2019

    Reclaimed Water CC'd With Nicole Awai; New Monuments for New Cities Part 2

  • Missing Democracy with Coco Guzman; New Monuments for New Cities Part 3

    October 4, 2019

    Missing Democracy with Coco Guzman; New Monuments for New Cities Part 3

  • “Not Peaceable and Quiet” with Counterpublic Artists with Matt Joynt, Anthony Romero, and Josh Rios

    June 19, 2019

    “Not Peaceable and Quiet” with Counterpublic Artists with Matt Joynt, Anthony Romero, and Josh Rios

  • Erasing the Border and the Wall in Our Heads with Social Sculptor Ana Teresa Fernández

    June 7, 2019

    Erasing the Border and the Wall in Our Heads with Social Sculptor Ana Teresa Fernández

  • The New Gatekeepers: Will Google decide how we remember Syria’s Civil War?

    May 1, 2019

    The New Gatekeepers: Will Google decide how we remember Syria’s Civil War?

  • Up With Ida: A Monumental Teach-In for Ida B. Wells at the University of Mississippi

    April 3, 2019

    Up With Ida: A Monumental Teach-In for Ida B. Wells at the University of Mississippi

  • In Pursuit of the Confederate Truce Flag with Artist Sonya Clark

    March 27, 2019

    In Pursuit of the Confederate Truce Flag with Artist Sonya Clark

  • Climbing the Statue of Liberty and Fighting Immigrant Family Separation with activist Patricia Okoumou

    March 13, 2019

    Climbing the Statue of Liberty and Fighting Immigrant Family Separation with activist Patricia Okoumou

  • Creating a Record of California Wildfires and Climate Change with Photographer Stuart Palley

    March 6, 2019

    Creating a Record of California Wildfires and Climate Change with Photographer Stuart Palley

  • There’s a Spirit in Everything” with Scholars Salamishah Tillet and Grace Sanders Johnson Live from the Free Library of Philadelphia

    February 20, 2019

    There’s a Spirit in Everything” with Scholars Salamishah Tillet and Grace Sanders Johnson Live from the Free Library of Philadelphia

  • Taking Down the Columbus Statue in Downtown L.A. with Organizer Chrissie Castro

    November 29, 2018

    Taking Down the Columbus Statue in Downtown L.A. with Organizer Chrissie Castro

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