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Relic Report Vol. 2 is O U T now! Congratulations to Cheyenne Concepcion, Artistic Director of New Monuments Taskforce for her excellent work. Find the creative and thoughtful culmination of all reflections and recommendations for New Monuments by residents of San Francisco and the Bay Area here. New Monuments Taskforce and the Relic Report are part of Shaping The Past, a project of the Goethe-Institut in North America in partnership with Monument Lab and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.
How does the past take shape? What happens in the process of coming to terms with the past? What social repercussions are associated with the rooting of history in monuments and memorials? These questions and many others are at the center of our project, Shaping the Past.
Simply put, a “Fehler” is a mistake, but it’s also the response to one of life’s big questions: how do we innovate and make progress? Our answer: often by mistake. Misunderstandings, faulty processors, or dead flies can unexpectedly lead to something new. Celebrate with us and peruse our zine to immerse yourself in big and little mistakes alike.
In light of the current situation, we are following the instructions of the local authorities and doing our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus. The Goethe-Institut San Francisco is temporarily closed to the public and our staff is working from home. Here you'll find answers to the questions you may have for us.