Public Monuments are products of collective imagination—to honor a person, a group of people, or a historical event. Whether it is the Statue of Liberty or the Sphinx, monuments were erected with specific intentions and designed to convey a clear message to all who see them. What happens when we design these moments in history for concerns we have in the present? Are monuments really fixed in time?
Monument Media is a workshop led by Tech Resident Alum Umber Majeed, exploring speculative futures for monuments of the present. Participants take on the role of an Architect-Historian-Tour Guide to speculate on the meaning-making of monuments through collage, 3D modeling, and fiction.