Park update: The High Line will be closed south of 14th St. on Wednesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 13, due to neighboring construction work. The southernmost access points will be 14th St. (stairs) or 23rd St. (elevator). Follow us on Twitter at @highlinenyc for updates.
The High Line and Next City present this speaker series moderated by New York Times critic Salamishah Tillet as a unique intersection of art, design, and urbanism.
Day 2: Alternatives to Monumentality
Thursday, January 28 1 – 2:30pm
Bryan Lee Jr.
Dr. Zsuzsanna Szegedy-Maszák
Mayor Marvin Rees
For our second event in this series, “Alternatives to Monumentality,” moderator Salamishah Tillet talks with an artist, a historian, a public official, and a placemaker to reimagine the form, function, and role of monuments as we move into the future. Among the broad topics our panel will engage are: how displacing and recontextualizing monuments in post-Soviet Eastern Europe changed the meaning and understanding of these works; how the “Paper Monuments” project in New Orleans centered the Black experience and surfaced untold histories; how interactive performance art creates a space to honor Indigenous ancestral wisdom and storytelling traditions; and more.