Monuments of the Future: Alternative Approaches

FEB 06, 2019 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


February 06, 2019: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM




American Social History Project


Looking for solutions to the dilemma of how to confront and constructively address difficult places of memory or their absence? This panel and discussion will offer physical and virtual alternatives that use a variety of media to promote public dialogue about how and what we remember.

Presentations by: 
Kubi Ackerman - Director of the "Future City Lab" at the Museum of the City of New York
Marisa Williamson - Artist and creator of “Sweet Chariot: The Long Journey to Freedom Through Time"
Ken Lum - Co-curator of "Monument Lab: A Public Art and History Project" in Philadelphia
Jill Strauss (Moderator) - Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Monuments of the Future: Alternative Approaches is the third and final event of Difficult Histories/Public Spaces: The Challenge of Monuments in New York City and the Nation, a series of public programs in which historians, art historians, community activists, and artists discuss the ongoing reevaluation of public monuments and memorials across the country and in New York City.

The series is sponsored by:
American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
The Gotham Center for New York City History
CUNY Public History Collective

Series is supported with funds from Humanities New York and the National Endowment for the Humanities