Although the Washington Meridians project represented ambitions on the scale of empire, it only corresponded locally, in the United States's capital city. The project reveals the clumsy nature of a young nation's will to ordering time and expanding territory, as well as the error-prone desire for world-making that accompanied the genocidal logic of manifest destiny.
This Thursday, we are releasing our newest podcast mini-series, Plot of Land, with weekly episode releases for the next 6 weeks. Over the last year, we assembled a team of storytellers and reporters to explore how land ownership and housing in the United States have been shaped by power, public memory, and privatization. Plot of Land breaks down how race, class, land, and power have been used to create unfair systems that harm nearly everyone today. Join us to remap and rethink land ownership.
Plot of Land debuts on March 30, 2023. Find the Plot of Land mini-series and all Monument Lab podcast episodes wherever you get your podcasts.
Major support for Plot of Land has been provided by the Ford Foundation.