The Relic Report, 2020  
www.newmonumentstaskforce.org

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Project Type:
Research, Writing, Graphic Design, Social Practice, Activism





The Relic Report is an unofficial municipal study of San Francisco’s monuments and memorials and their intersection with our country’s racist history. The two-part publication documents a playful investigation of monuments in the city’s civic art collection and reflects on what to do next.  A research guide of sorts, part one is intended to provide fodder for critical conversations. Part two is a creative culmination of the participants’ reflections and the taskforce’s  recommendations for New Monuments. 

In addition to researching, designing and publishing this report, I gathered a group of artists, activists and cultural workers to establish a taskforce called New Monuments Taskforce, which oversees the process of public engagement. By creating seats at the proverbial table I introduced community-led processes into the political spectrum of monument making - a process known for being top down.

This project is part the Shaping the Past Initiative by Monument Lab x Goethe Institut, an international art initiative that addresses whom, what and how we remember in public spaces.