Monument Lab

By Monument Lab

Welcome to Monument Lab, a public art and history podcast. Each episode, host Paul Farber explores stories and critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments. We speak to the artists, activists, and historians on the frontlines, building the next generation of public spaces through stories of social justice and equity. Here are the monumental people, places, and ideas of our time.

  1. 1.
    Monumental “Local Diaspora” in St. Louis with MADAD’s Damon Davis, Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, and De Nichols
    54:35
  2. 2.
    Museums are Not Neutral with Movement Co-Founders La Tanya S. Autry and Mike Murawski
    1:00:21
  3. 3.
    Commemorating the 1918 Flu Pandemic with Mütter Museum Organizer Nancy Hill
    50:48
  4. 4.
    Word Sound Power: A Self Determined Lexicon for Commemorative Justice with Historical Strategist Free Egunfemi Bangura
    1:09:05
  5. 5.
    Bearing Witness in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands with Conservationist Laiken Jordahl
    39:23
  6. 6.
    No Return to Normal with Artist Mel Chin
    45:40
  7. 7.
    Public Noise with Paul Ramírez Jonas; New Monuments for New Cities Part 1
    41:44
  8. 8.
    Expanding Monuments with Regina Agu; New Monuments for New Cities Part 5
    39:35
  1. 9.
    Missing Democracy with Coco Guzman; New Monuments for New Cities Part 3
    35:56
  2. 10.
    Monument to Lucy Gonzalez Parsons with Eric García; New Monuments for New Cities Part 4
    35:57
  3. 11.
    Reclaimed Water CC'd With Nicole Awai; New Monuments for New Cities Part 2
    38:50
  4. 12.
    “Not Peaceable and Quiet” with Counterpublic Artists with Matt Joynt, Anthony Romero, and Josh Rios
    54:14
  5. 13.
    Erasing the Border and the Wall in Our Heads with Social Sculptor Ana Teresa Fernández
    1:00:10
  6. 14.
    The New Gatekeepers: Will Google decide how we remember Syria’s Civil War?
    1:06:58
  7. 15.
    Up With Ida: A Monumental Teach-In for Ida B. Wells at the University of Mississippi
    56:52
  8. 16.
    In Pursuit of the Confederate Truce Flag with Artist Sonya Clark
    1:25:21
  9. 17.
    Climbing the Statue of Liberty and Fighting Immigrant Family Separation with activist Patricia Okoumou
    1:09:40
  10. 18.
    Creating a Record of California Wildfires and Climate Change with Photographer Stuart Palley
    58:06
  11. 19.
    There’s a Spirit in Everything” with Scholars Salamishah Tillet and Grace Sanders Johnson Live from the Free Library of Philadelphia
    1:22:52
  12. 20.
    Taking Down the Columbus Statue in Downtown L.A. with Organizer Chrissie Castro
    42:22
  13. 21.
    Mapping the New White Flight in Georgia with Journalist Brentin Mock
    1:02:31
  14. 22.
    Crafting Resistance Across the Street from the White House with Artist Stephanie Syjuco
    51:12
  15. 23.
    Immigrant Family Detention Reimagined on the State Capitol Steps with Artist Michelle Angela Ortiz
    1:01:48
  16. 24.
    In Pursuit of a Dream Museum of Capitalism with Curator-Artists FICTILIS
    50:48
  17. 25.
    Designing Justice in New Orleans with Paper Monuments
    1:02:20
  18. 26.
    Civil War Memory and Monuments to White Supremacy with Art Historian Kirk Savage
    59:22
  19. 27.
    For Freedoms Across 50 States with Artist Hank Willis Thomas
    49:46
  20. 28.
    Welcome to the Monument Lab podcast
    1:14

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