Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Chicago Torture Justice Memorials

Open Call for Submissions

Dec. 10, 2011

Attention Artists, Architects, Photographers, Writers, Poets, Musicians, Performers and everyone concerned with justice. We invite artists and those who seek justice of all kinds to submit proposals for a speculative monument to memorialize the Chicago Police torture cases. Our goal is to honor the survivors of torture, their family members and the African American communities affected by the torture. The monument will also recall and honor the nearly two-decades long struggle for justice waged by torture survivors and their families, attorneys, community organizers, and people from every neighborhood and walk of life in Chicago. These memorial projects will serve as a public reckoning with police torture in Chicago and honor those who fought to stop it. We welcome proposals that exhibit radical imagination – they may critically examine the usefulness and limitations of monuments themselves while exploring the issues of reparations, truth and reconciliation, and justice.

Criteria for proposals:
A proposed monument may take any form – from architecture to haiku, from website to mural, from community organization to performance, from bronze plaque to large-scale memorial.

Submission process: the submission can be in the form of a PDF, PPT, webpage, or other accessible electronic format. Non-electronic submissions will also be accepted; please contact justicememorials@gmail.com to arrange delivery or mail to:

Chicago Torture Justice Memorial Project (CTJM Project)
c/o People’s Law Office
1180 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, Illinois 60642

Further information: http://torturememorial.wordpress.com/

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