Public Proposals

Public proposals are the core of Paper Monuments’ process, a continually expanding pool of prospective monuments, memorials and public art that range from the intimate to the epic and tell the stories that are important to New Orleans’ residents. Paper Monuments’ goal is not to decide what individual belongs at the top of a pillar, but to join and expand a conversation about who and what we remember, what events have shaped our city and our lives, and what places and movements matter to us.

 
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These are the stories of events and movements that challenge our beliefs that historical change is brought about by the heroics of singular individuals. These are the stories that open doors to finding the heroic in each other and ourselves.

 

The images above are based on drawings and writings from public proposals gathered at events around the city. If you can't wait until you meet us in person, feel free to join the conversation and submit your idea here!