Monument Lab is a national public art and history project based in Philadelphia. Our goal is to critically engage the monuments we have inherited and unearth the next generation of monuments through stories of social justice and solidarity. We work with artists, activists, municipal agencies, and civic stakeholders on creative approaches to public art, history, and memory. Through public art exhibitions, participatory research projects, a national fellows program, and a new website and podcast, Monument Lab is building research and creating conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments.
This data describes proposals for future monuments collected from Philadelphia residents and visitors to during Monument Lab events. Each proposal was transcribed and analyzed by the Monument Lab team, and is identified with the location of the proposed monument.