The Public Think Tank is curated by Monument Lab is part of a research residency with the High Line Joint Art Network's New Monuments for New Cities project.
Confirmed Participants: Glen Cantave (Movers and Shakers NYC), Pola Dobrzynski (For Freedoms), Todd Fine (Washington Street Historical Society/Little Syria), Tim Furstnau (Museum of Capitalism), Elizabeth Goldstein (Municipal Art Society), Karyn Olivier (Artist), Jacob Morris (Harlem Historical Society), Eriola Pira (Vera List Center for Art and Politics), RJ Rushmore (Vandalog), and Evan Walsh (For Freedoms). Moderated by Ken Lum (Monument Lab).
Free and Open to the Public. Visitors and Drop-Ins Welcome.
The conversation will circulate around a question posed by Monument Lab: What timely revision would you make to our inherited monuments?
Over the course of two weekends, each Public Think Tank will be comprised of 10 invited guest participants and a moderator sitting in a group in the covered passageway at 14th Street on the High Line, where the New Monuments for New Cities exhibition will be installed. There will be extra seats available for inviting others to join. Each participant will share insights related to their work in the public realm, their interest and investment in public monuments and memory, and their questions related to the prompt. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served.
We intend for each conversation to yield a set of notes, keywords, questions, and other insights recorded in audio and documented in a forthcoming Monument Lab research publication produced in conjunction with New Monuments for New Cities.