Submission into the Monument Avenue General Demotion/General Devotion ideas competition.
The monument(s) that currently stand in Richmond, VA is a direct connection to a past that does not treat all as equal. Walking, driving, or biking by these objects can be traumatic and can be interpreted as being disconnected. Using the concept of Antipode, as a geographical metaphor, our proposal physically inverts and buries the statues, placing them under the ground and in an opposite orientation to how they currently stand. The oppressive, unnatural, and Patriarchal past of the confederacy is the direct opposite of the liberated, ecological, and harmonious park executed above ground.