Public Art, Public Memory
This fall, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and New England Foundation for the Arts have partnered to organize a discussion series, Public Art, Public Memory, that explores the role that planners, artists, and community leaders can play in cultivating more just and inclusive public spaces through public art and collective memory.
As part of this series, Paul Farber and Sue Mobley of Monument Lab will lead a two-part, online workshop designed to aid planners, artists, advocates, and municipal staff and volunteers in developing new approaches to public art and exploring the value of public history as a tool for community-based research and engagement.
This interactive workshop will:
- provide inspirational examples of public art processes and projects grounded in principles of racial and spatial justice;
- offer opportunities to imagine new processes and programs that can foster more inclusive public processes and public spaces in the region; and
- build participants’ capacity to ethically and creatively engage sites of memory through programs and partnerships that bridge the gap between the heritage and arts sectors.