From the toppling and removal of statues to ongoing debates on contested objects, buildings, and landscapes, monuments have—once again—come to play a pivotal role in mobilizing and rearticulating struggles for recognition. Inherent to the design and construction of monuments are wider processes and structures of memorialization that reify social configurations.

Monument is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and Het Nieuwe Instituut. It is complemented by a series of online screenings and conversations that took place as part of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Thursday Night Live! program. Please visit Het Nieuwe Instituutwebsite to rewatch the online screenings.

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Philipp Oswalt
Since the 1980s, a number of buildings have been reconstructed in Germany that are intended to contribute to the formation of German identity....
The Perpetrator On November 29, 2017, I was in Rotterdam, having a meeting in a café, when I received a text message from my mother. I’d been...
Sumayya Vally
Searching for forms and histories in the architectures of diaspora, migration, and the overlooked, we may find possibilities for forms of...
Vasyl Cherepanyn and Sarmen Beglarian
After the Maidan revolution and Russian military occupation of Ukraine in 2014, the realm of memory has been occupied by militarism and political...
We know that narratives are made of silences, not all of which are deliberate or even perceptible as such within the time of their production....
The Black Archives
The Black Archives is an Amsterdam-based historical archive for conversations, activities, and literature from Black and other perspectives that...
In the seventeenth century, Duke Jacob Kettler of the Duchy of Courland, a Polish-Lithuanian vasal state in an area that is today western Latvia,...
El Valle de los Caídos, sixty kilometers outside of Madrid, houses a colossal basilica and an eighty-meter-high cross that towers over the...
And we, Spectators, always, everywhere, looking at, never out of, everything! It overfills us. We arrange it, It falls apart. We...
Dima Srouji
Sebastia, a small archaeological town, sits on top of a hill Northwest of Nablus, Palestine surrounded by Shavei Shomron, an illegal Israeli...
Valentina Rozas-Krause
On a gloomy winter day of 1970, Willy Brandt, the Chancellor of the German Federal Republic (1969–1974) stepped out of his car and slowly walked...
In October 2019, along a dusty stretch of a back road in northwestern Mississippi, workmen and activists installed a historical marker, the fourth...
Nick Axel, Ludo Groen, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Marina Otero Verzier
Monument is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and Het Nieuwe Instituut, featuring essays by Arna Ma čkić, Wayne Modest, Philipp...
Category
War & Conflict
Subject
Monuments, Memory, Violence, White Supremacy, Death

Monument is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and Het Nieuwe Instituut.

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