Paul Ramírez Jonas
Let Freedom Ring, 2023

Monument Lab is a nonprofit public art, history, and design studio based in Philadelphia. We are dedicated to advancing justice by reimagining monuments as places for belonging, learning, and healing.
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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
Dig into research about a statue, site, or public space
Organize and exchange ideas with stakeholders invested in places of memory
Redefine the conversation about the past, present, and future of monuments
Build experimental platforms for contemporary art and participatory research
Share findings, reflections, and new directions
Recent Project
National Monument Audit
United States

The National Monument Audit, led by Monument Lab, assesses the current monument landscape across the United States. The Audit draws on existing data on monuments from federal, state, local, tribal, institutional, and publicly assembled sources

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