Oct 20, 2021 – Presentation and Discussion: The Relic Report: San Francisco’s Monuments

Photo: Courtesy goethe-institut-san francisco

This event is part of Litquake and co-presented by Goethe-Institut San Francisco and New Monuments Taskforce.

The Relic Report is an unofficial municipal study of San Francisco’s monuments and memorials and their intersection with our country’s racist history. The two-part publication documents a playful investigation of monuments in the city’s civic art collection, and reflects on what to do next. A research guide of sorts, part one intends to provide fodder for critical conversations, and part two includes a creative culmination of participants’ reflections as well as recommendations from the New Monuments Taskforce. Relic Report author Cheyenne Concepcion and NMT’s Anna Lisa Escobedo discuss and present slides.

This program is indoors. Mask and proof of vaccination are required at the door. Please read the requirements at litquake.org/covid.

Cheyenne Concepcion is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer based in San Francisco. She creates work that examines the politics of place, using installation, social practice, sculpture and textile. Drawing on her interest and research in urban planning, and utilizing her training as a designer, Concepcion’s work is site-specific and is centered on cultural memory, place-based activism, migration and often has a public component. She is the co-founder and artistic director of New Monuments Task force, a fantastical municipal agency engaged in the dialogue, development and design of New Monuments in California.

Anna Lisa Escobedo is a visual artist, muralist, artivist, event producer, cultural worker, and networker. Born and raised in Central Los Angeles, since 2008 she has been living in San Francisco. She is a founder of Calle 24 Latino Cultural District and chaired the Cultural Arts Committee. Anna Lisa’s goals are to pay artists and grow the vibrancy of the arts and culture ecosystem in the Bay Area.

When: Wed, 10/20/2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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