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Welcome to Monument Lab: A public art and history podcast. Each episode, we will be talking to artists, activists, and historians about the monuments we have inherited from the past and the people and movements who are critically engaging them now. These are the people building the next generation of monuments through stories of social justice
||CleanEpisode 08 - Chrissie Castro: Organizer Who Collaboratively Helped to Takedown LA’s Columbus Statue and Create the City’s First Official Indigenous Peoples Day||On November 10, 2018, a statue of Christopher Columbus was taken down in LA’s grant park. City officials and members of LA’s Native American Indian Commission were present to watch. Hundreds gathered to witness the takedown. Chrissie Castro, vice||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 07 - Brentin Mock: CityLab Journalist, On Voting Rights, the New White Flight, and the Cityhood Movement||Brentin Mock, staff writer for City Lab, reports on the role of justice and civil rights in the laws and policies that govern our lives, particularly in the urban environment. He has a long history of reporting on environmental justice and voting rights||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 06 - Stephanie Syjuco: Artist Who Stitches Together History and Investigates Empire||Stephanie Syjuco is an artist and professor from UC Berkeley. Syjuco is one of the four artists featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational opening this week across the street from the White House. She||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 05 - Michelle Angela Ortiz: Artist Who Reimagines State Capitol Steps as Canvas to End Family Detention||Michelle Angela Ortiz, visual artist and muralist, has collaborated with mothers and their families at Berks, an immigrant family prison, several hours away from her hometown of Philadelphia. Ortiz has worked to bring the stories of these detained mot||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 04 - Museum of Capitalism: Memory Speculators and Dealbreakers||The Museum of Capitalism was co-founded by Timothy Furstanau and Andrea Steves of FICTILIS, a curatorial collective who the New Yorker has described as constructing “exhibitions and interventions animated by a playful interrogation of social institut||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03 - Paper Monuments: Designing for Justice in New Orleans||Paper Monuments from New Orleans — led by Bryan C. Lee Jr. and Sue Mobley – grew out of the takedown of four Confederate monuments in the city last year. Rather than look to replace the toppled figures and move on, Paper Monuments has gathered hundr||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 02 - Kirk Savage: Art Historian of Monuments and Civil War Memory||Professor and Art Historian Kirk Savage is one of the nation’s foremost experts on monuments and memorials. Savage is the author of several books including Monument Wars and Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Cen||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 01 - Hank Willis Thomas: Artist and Organizer of For Freedoms Across 50 States||Artist Hank Willis Thomas is a leading thinker on monuments and one of the co-founders of For Freedoms, the largest public art campaign in the history of the United States. Willis Thomas worked with Monument Lab last year in Philadelphia on the prototyp||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 00 - Welcome to the Monument Lab podcast||Welcome to Monument Lab: A public art and history podcast. Each episode, we will be talking to artists, activists, and historians about the monuments we have inherited from the past and the people and movements who are critically engaging them now. Thes||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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An inspiring look at projects around the nation seeking to shift how we think about representation, public art, electoral politics, activism and more.