On October 8 and 9 2020, we kicked off our project Shaping the Past with the Monument Lab Town Hall. Watch videos of the keynote conversations that took place, check out the graphic recording of the event and see the 2020 Shaping the Past fellows introducing themselves! More
Throughout North America, we have developed local programs on topics of memory culture with our partners – accompanied by events both online and offline. Find out what's happening in your area, or participate digitally with events in other locations.
We invite you to our Shaping the Past: Memory Month, a month-long virtual and in-person program series focused on contemporary debates surrounding various aspects of memory culture and featuring the Monument Lab 2019 and 2020 Fellows as well as prominent international voices in the field.
In the coming months, numerous events – both online and offline – will take place in this context. Find out more by clicking on the events!
Historical memory is constantly shaped and reshaped by new interpretations of the past. Explore unique perspectives, nuanced arguments, and an examination of current events by scholars, activists, and the Shaping the Past fellows.
The fellows for Shaping the Past come from Monument Lab's 2019 and 2020 fellowship cohorts and were selected from an applications pool of over 100 memory workers throughout North America and Germany with existing projects using art, activism, history, journalism, and other tools to approach monuments in their communities. Applications were reviewed by a jury representing the fields of art, history, and social engagement, who recommended applicants who demonstrated excellence, innovative processes and projects for public engagement.