Monument Lab Keynote: The Futures of Memory

Wednesday, November 15 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Philadelphia’s most monumental project of 2017 concludes with a keynote conversation between Michael Eric Dyson (professor and author of Tears We Cannot Stop), New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, and Salamishah Tillet (scholar, activist, social critic, and faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania).

They’ll discuss the overarching themes and questions raised by Monument Lab, as well as the future of memory in public space.

$5 / Free for PAFA Members

Reflect on history. Imagine the future. Change the present.
Monument Lab: A Public Art and History Project from Mural Arts Philadelphia and a team led by curators Paul M. Farber and Ken Lum, taking place citywide in fall 2017.


 for more information about this expansive, interactive project, coming to Philadelphia’s Center City squares and neighborhood parks in fall 2017.

Major support for Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia’s five squares has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

An expanded artist roster and projects at five neighborhood sites have been made possible by a significant grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Lead corporate sponsor is Bank of America.
Additional support has been provided by Susanna Lachs & Dean Adler, CLAWS Foundation, Hummingbird Foundation, J2 Design, National Endowment for the Arts, Nick & Dee Adams Charitable Fund, Parkway Corporation, Relief Communications LLC, Tiffany Tavarez, Tuttleman Family Foundation, Joe & Renee Zuritsky, and 432 Kickstarter backers (full backer list available at

). Support for Monument Lab‘s final publication provided by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
Additional support for THE TIMES has been provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

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