Survey & window installation A People's Manifesto

Hank Willis Thomas: Unity Hank Willis Thomas, Unity, 2019, an original work commissioned by the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Design and Construction. Photo: Matt Lapiska (Department of Design and Construction).

Through the end of October

Hank Willis Thomas' monumental, permanent, public artwork Unity was unveiled 2019 in Downtown Brooklyn. Image courtesy NYC Department of Design and Construction

As part of Marking Absences – Shifting Narratives, the Goethe-Institut and 1014 ask New Yorkers how they believe monuments and public art should function. In October, your answers will be displayed on the Goethe-Institut’s storefront at 30 Irving Place in Manhattan.

Visit to contribute.

Marking Absences – Shifting Narratives 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.