Monument Lab

Monument Lab



  • Exhibition
  • DesignPhiladelphia
Monument Lab
October 5 - November 6, 2015
Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
Philadelphia Center for Architecture
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Exhibition at the Center are always FREE!

The curatorial team behind Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia – Paul FarberKen Lum, and A. Will Brown – will exhibit what they discovered from their Philadelphia-City-Hall-based initiative that took place May 15 - June 7, 2015. Over 35,000 people engaged with the project to imagine an appropriate monument for modern-day Philadelphia and 400 ideas for monuments were submitted by the public through a special research form.

This exhibition includes a presentation of materials and images from the Lab and project, a display of all of the research proposal submissions, a summary of the curators' findings from the public proposals collected at the Lab - as well as those by creative speculative artists including Zoe Strauss, Kara Crombie, Alexander Rosenberg, Kaitlin Pomerantz, and the late Terry Adkins - and examples of what these artists, curators, and the public envision a 21st century urban monument could be. 

Major support for Monument Lab was provided by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Monument Lab was institutionally sponsored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

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