Lum with Simone Leigh’s sculpture Brick House on campus at the University of Pennsylvania (Photograph by Hannah Yoon)

Who should get a monument? Meet the Canadian man trying to answer the question.

Artist Ken Lum and his think tank, Monument Lab, asks what we’re trying to do when we build monuments in public places to historical figures and events

Why Sir John A. Macdonald’s name should stay on our schools

John Geddes on the reason we remember Sir John A. and the importance of weighing historical figures based on more than their flaws

More than monuments: A look at America’s Confederate symbols

From bridges and roads to parks and military bases, symbols of the Confederacy permeate many parts of American life

The new battle over Confederate monuments

The toppling of Confederate statues in New Orleans has exposed deep tensions and ugly politics in America’s Deep South


A monumental controversy in Mexico City

A statue of Azerbaijan’s former ruler is turning some heads in Mexico


A communist memorial seeks capital

Plans to erect a monument commemorating victims of Communist rule face a lack of public interest (and funding)


Commies not happy with anti-commie monument

This is beyond priceless. As the NCC Board worried, the leader of the Communist Party of Canada is NOT HAPPY about the proposed monument to the victims of totalitarian communism. Miguel Figueroa says:

“In our considered view, the monument would constitute an unjust attack on the pride Canadian Communists feel for our pioneering contributions to Canada since 1921, such as fighting fascism, organizing industrial workers into unions,initiating the movements to win unemployment insurance, public health care and other social programs, campaigning for peace and disarmament, fighting for the full national rights of Aboriginal peoples and Quebec and in defending Canada’s sovereignty.”