New Monuments for New Cities
with the High Line Joint Art Network
Over the last six months, Monument Lab has been the research residents of the High Line Joint Art Network’s New Monuments for New Cities Exhibition. The resulting project, Reflecting Authority, engaged collaborators and public participants to map civic process, authority, and authorship at five High Line Network sites: Buffalo Bayou, Houston, Texas; Waller Creek, Austin, Texas; The 606, Chicago, Illinois; The Bentway, Toronto, Ontario; and The High Line, New York, New York. Now Monument Lab and the High Line Joint Art Initiative will convene a pair of outdoor public think tanks on the High Line in New York City on October 5th and 12th. These discussions will be free to attend, comprised of artists, organizers, and planners and with open seats for public participants to join. Together we will focus on the question of revision – how to revise the monuments we have inherited?
In this special five-part podcast series, we continue to explore the research and conversations of Reflecting Authority, speaking with artists from each of New Monuments exhibition’s five partner cities about monuments, memory, and public space.