Bulletin
The Monument Lab Bulletin is a collaborative platform for critically reading and reimagining monuments. We invite contributors who are deeply committed to changing the way we study, build, and interpret monuments. We welcome contributions from artists, students, scholars, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions. Learn how to contribute
Diary
A Letter to My Peers

Absences speak loudly.

TK Smith interrogates the relationship between power and representation in an open letter on monumental silence in the face of systemic violence. 

interview
Everything is in Motion: A Conversation with Beatriz Cortez

Beatriz Cortez's multidisciplinary work on migration and memory destabilizes notions of permanence.

Multiple temporalities collide to create space for a future defined by collaborative, intergenerational, and interspecies care. 

 

 

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Autoarchaeology: Decolonizing Christiansborg Castle in Accra, Ghana

Decolonizing cultural heritage begins at the trowel's edge.

Autoarchaeology recognizes the importance of the personal and the self in historical and archaeological work, expanding knowledge production to include direct descendants of a heritage site. 

Diary
Missing Black Technofossils Here: A Futuristic Tool for Engaging With The Past

Quentin VerCetty, 2020 Monument Lab Fellow, walks us through Missing Black Technofossils Here, an afrofuturistic, a/r/tographic project that affirms the presence of past, present, and future African Canadians. 

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National Treasures: Excavations and Abstractions

Granite fragments, sandstone slabs, and other remnants of the United States Capitol building's construction and design abstract histories of structural violence in service of hegemonic whiteness. 

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Memorials to COVID-19 Must Hold Space for Grief and Accountability

Memorials to COVID-19 must create spaces for collective grief and accountability, while recognizing intersections between systemic racism, social inequality, and federal indifference.