Why does the city of Chicago have a monument, gifted by a Fascist dictator, commemorating another Fascist? And why does it still stand?
“It feels insensitive or dishonest to not acknowledge the ways in which our work is a part of a greater narrative.”
“I research specific instances of Black artists who strip themselves out of mythologized dressings around race, sexuality, and gender.”
500 years have passed since the fall of the Aztec capitol. But like that city, Pilsen’s power lies not in its buildings, but in its people.
The city testifies to the vast intellectual curiosity of medieval Muslims, and the splendor they translated from astrology into their designs.
What does the ancient world look like beyond Greece and Rome? Could imagining a collective human future start with seeing the past anew?