In the Future
New Monuments Taskforce is excited to announce an open call to contribute to “In the Future,” a digital zine comprised of finished, multi-media works that re-imagine the future of monuments, memorials and public art.
Many creatives, artists, and activists have already begun the process of imagining, designing, conversing, exhibiting, and prototyping what the future of monuments are and what they could look like in shared spaces...
In line with NMTF’s mission to create space for speculative futures, radical research and necessary critical conversations, this summer we’ve initiated a new project called IN THE FUTURE: a digital zine that will feature artists that have created multi-media works which seek to decipher, capture, and present the vision for future depictions and processes of memorializing and monumentalizing public representation.
For it’s first edition, our first inquiry is to the creative community:
How do you reclaim the collective sensory experiences that will tell the story of your community?
In continuing the dialogue of monuments and memorials, including public art, we want to spotlight the many artists, activists and creatives that have already begun imagining, designing, speaking, exhibiting, and prototyping what the future of monuments may look like in shared spaces. These narratives are underrepresented in monuments and in the public realm, they are reclaiming and opening up the process for inclusivity and diverse representation. These are people who have been in conversations with their cities, communities, and within themselves to redefine the status quo of monuments. Therefore, In The Future centers on others who have developed ideas, practices, and images for the future of monuments.
Click to Read the Open Call Guidelines.