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Azra Aksamija

The Future to be Rewritten

This project offers a dignified space for gathering and quiet contemplation about women’s suffrage in the USA, reflecting on the past, present, and the future of voting rights, social justice, and democracy. The project takes the form of a three dimensional palimpsest rendered visible though an arrangement of vertical and horizontal concrete elements. These are inscribed with names and quotes from political and feminist activists and thinkers that will be curated through a participatory process. The cross-written text engages a cross-reading of various issues related to voting rights and social justice. The cross-writing prompts dialogues across history that resist a one-sided reading, revealing the complexities and contradictions of individual moments in time in a nuanced way and open to critical interpretation. The project name suggests that the future history needs to be written and rewritten to include the perspectives of those who have been left out and silenced.

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