Memory & Monuments
Co-presented with Under the Campus, the Land
Memory & Monuments Open House
How do we remember on this campus and beyond? Explore the ways memory takes shape through monuments, markers, and the stories we tell. Learn from regional memory practitioners, who will share their work at an open house in the museum’s apse. Participate in hands-on activities that mine the history of the region. Discuss Michigan-based history with groups who ask “whose history gets to be included, and what’s worthy of a monument?”
In October, our Public Art & Engagement Fellows - Kevin Moultrie Daye, Emilia Yang, Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan, and Melanie Manos - showcased their research and creative practices at the Memory & Monuments Open House.
The open house was presented by the Michigan Monuments Project, in partnership with UMMA and the U-M Arts Initiative and explored the ways memory takes shape through monuments, markers, and storytelling. Read all about their experience with this program below!
Public Art & Engagement Fellows Story
The Public Art and Engagement Fellowship was one of the most rewarding and inspiring experiences I have had at U-M so far. I was able to be part of a very diverse and welcoming community of colleagues across different schools and learn about the important work we are all doing with relation to public art, history and memory with emphasis on community building and process.
What did you work on? What did you learn? How was it working with Monument Lab and the Arts Initiative?
I worked on a prototype of a project that I am developing to think about participatory ways of using technology and AR for collective memory. Some of the most important things I learned are the different projects affiliated with Monument Lab and the ways they collaborate to interrogate monuments, the stories and memories they elevate, and the absences that are also felt in public space and public art.
Anything else you’d like me to know about your work with the arts initiative? Anything that’s different, transformative from other fellowships you’ve participated in?
Arts Initiative names eight for Public Art & Engagement Fellowship
The University Record, September 19, 2022