Karyn Olivier
The Battle is Joined, 2017
Monument Lab is a public art and history studio based in Philadelphia. We cultivate and facilitate critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments.
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Public Conversation on the High Line
as part of Reflecting Authority
‟I appreciate the way Monument Lab has been able to democratize historical narratives and memory keepers’ work.”
—Free Egunfemi Bangura, Monument Lab Fellow
Our Process
Question
Dig into research about a statue, site, or public space
Connect
Organize and exchange ideas with stakeholders invested in places of memory
Unfix
Redefine the conversation about the past, present, and future of monuments
Prototype
Build experimental platforms for contemporary art and participatory research
Report
Share findings, reflections, and new directions
Recent Project
Public Iconographies
St. Louis, MO

In a research residency at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Monument Lab and a team of local researchers gathered publicly-sourced inventories of St. Louis’s symbols and sites of memory.

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