With Naila Opiangah, Walter Cruz, Hank Willis Thomas, Jerald Cooper, Kaneza Schaal. Moderated by Niama Safia Sandy.
A Matter of Public Inspiration invites a cross-section of those leading the charge to bring social justice to their communities to reflect on the landscape of their cities. At their best, monuments and public art installations can become part of a community’s psyche, acting as extensions of ourselves and our hopes and dreams. Together the panelists share about the fixtures in their communities that have shaped and inspired them and functioned in their life.
"Marking Absences – Shifting Narratives" is presented by the Goethe-Institut New York and 1014 as part of Shaping the Past, a project of the
Goethe-Institut, Monument Lab, and the Federal Agency for Civic Education. Shaping the Past connects memory workers across Canada, Mexico, the US, and Germany who have piloted new approaches to shape the past in their own local contexts.
Photo: Walter Cruz