This series of eight essays was written by organizers, researchers, curators, and students involved in Public Iconographies, a collaborative project between Monument Lab and the Pulitzer to mark existing landmarks and monuments, as well as missing aspects of the city’s current landscape.


How Would You Map the Monuments of St. Louis?
Monument Lab

Mapping as a Radical Act
Kristin Fleischmann Brewer

Daddy Daughter Time
Derek Laney

To Count and Give Account
Liz Deichmann

The Ghosts of Jim Crow Aboard the S.S. Admiral
M.K. Stallings

Mapping the Gateway to America’s Middle Passage
Geoff Ward

Monuments Lost and Found in St. Louis
David Cunningham and Alia Nahra

Monumental Recasting
Nicholas Hoffman