A RESILIENT MONUMENT [Research + Scuplture]
2022 • Winner of the Crossroads Pize for the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021, Seoul, Korea.
2022 • RA Summer Exhibition
A study into the representative value of monumentality in our rapidly evolving cities and culture. We propose a new monumental practice of collaboration that uses impermanent and organic materials such as wood, thatch and chalk that will require a level of assembly, maintenance and stewardship through successive generations in order to exist. The new monument is not a new normal; it must remain visible and vigilant. It must rot, and it must be cared for as a fragile act of kindness and affirmation of the values it is given by those who make it.
This project is a collaboration with THISS Works.
This project provokes the imagination of what everyday passerbys would think if faced with a material and visual representation of such an underrepresented voice - Black British Queer. Would it change the common attitudes and interests towards Black British Queer?
Written by Issi Nanabeyin