My Living Monument

General Ambrose Burnside, military commander, senator, governor, sideburn enthusiast, and first president of the NRA presides over a corner of Kennedy Plaza in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

This project uses a site designated to honor the General to tell the story of six Rhode Island women who were contemporaries of his, as well as, their contributions to the state, nation, and world. The honorees of My Living Monument are currently; Sarah Fayerweather, Dr. Harriett Rice, Kady Brownell, Ida Lewis, Elleanor Eldridge, and Charlotte Dailey. 

 

My Living Monument is a multi-sensory, interactive installation intended spark conversations about monuments, commemoration practices and the politics of public space. 

To learn more about this project and the women it commemorates visit the project blog or follow along on Instagram.

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