Talk Shaping the Past: Projecting The Future

Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs © Kenseth Armstead



Kenseth Armstead's Boulevard of African Monarchs is on view at West 116th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem, New York through August 2021

Shaping the Past

With Tomie Arai and Alisha B. Wormsley 

Tomie Arai and Alisha B. Wormsley are among the 2020 Shaping the Past fellows with Monument Lab and the Goethe-Institut. Individually, their work endeavors to hold space for who/what is already present and project their specific communities into the future against forces of structural racism (neglect, urban renewal, gentrification). Together, the two fellows will consider their practices at large, and methods for revisioning the past in ways that do not seek to harm.

This event is part of Marking Absences – Shifting Narratives and is presented by the Goethe-Institut New York and 1014 as part of Shaping the Past, a project of the Goethe-Institut, Monument Lab, and the Federal Agency for Civic Education. Shaping the Past connects memory workers across Canada, Mexico, the US, and Germany who have piloted new approaches to shape the past in their own local contexts.