Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia is a public art and urban research project taking place at City Hall in Spring 2015. Through a series of art installations, public events, and community-sourced maps, the project asks a central guiding question: What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? We will begin to explore answers at an innovative research pavilion at City Hall, a prototype monument by artist Terry Adkins, and free dialogues led by Philadelphia artists and critical thinkers using William Penn’s iconic plan for the city’s five public squares as inspiration.
A. Will Brown (Curatorial Assistant of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum) is one of three co-curators on the project. RISD alum Alexander Rosenberg is one of five featured artists presenting a proposal.