MonumentMobile: What’s Next for Toronto?
Monument Lab Event
Oct. 29 2021, 12:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m
Oct. 30 2021, 12:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m
Oct. 31 2021, 12:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m
Nov. 1 2021, 12:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m
Nov. 2 2021, 12:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m
Nov. 3 2021, 12:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m
How to Attend
Engage with MonumentMobile by visiting one of the listed locations between 12 pm and 3 pm between Oct 29 and Nov 3. Register for the October 30th event here.
Monument Lab x ArtworxTO
As part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art, Monument Lab is headed to Toronto for a week of participatory programs around the city from October 29-November 3, 2021. The Philadelphia-based public art and history studio, co-founded by Ken Lum and Paul Farber, are working with Toronto artist and Monument Lab fellow Quentin VerCetty, on a series of public activations at various civic sites of memory through the mobile A Monument For The Inquisitive and Critical – a truck with a flatbed gallery space outfitted with 3D digital sculptures, collages, and maps that summon the past, present, and future of Toronto’s monuments landscape.
Engage with MonumentMobile at one of the following locations between 12 pm and 3 pm:
Oct 29 - Nathan Phillips Square
Oct 30 - Roundhouse Park
Oct 31 - Cloverdale Mall
Nov 1 - Scarborough Town Centre
Nov 2 - Wexford BIA (2072 Lawrence Ave)
Nov 3 - Mel Lastman Square
At each location, against the backdrop of the A Monument For The Inquisitive and Critical, a team of locally-based Monument Lab researchers will be conducting an open engagement process with participants and passerby around a guiding question: What’s Next for Toronto? The reflections from the week of public engagement and research will inform a final report to the City of Toronto’s Arts and Culture Services next year regarding civic commemorative policies within the Public Art and Monuments Collection.
Special Day of Public Dialogues - Oct 30
The project also includes a special day of public dialogues on Saturday, October 30, from 12-3pm EST at Roundhouse Park and online with Lum, Farber, and VerCetty, alongside Toronto-based artists, memory practitioners, civic officials, and performers including Rebecca Carbin, Mark Cheetham, Sally Han, Andrew Lochhead,Karyn Recollet, Kristyn Wong-Tam, and hosted by Nico Taylor & Queen Kukoyi.
Sign up for October 30th events here.
Livestream the October 30th event here.
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Monument Lab is a public art and history studio that cultivates and facilitates critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments.
Concept rendering, copyright of Quentin Vercetty and Monument Lab.