Monument is a mixed media project that seeks to utilize print and digital mediums to capture and analyze politics and culture in RVA
What is Monument? Deriving it's name from the ever present, often controversial avenue of statues located at the city's heart, Monument seeks to stand as document and testament to the changing face of Richmond, VA as well as provoking conversations about who and what we want ourselves and our city to be. Monument is a multimedia experiment in publication and journalism that seeks to combine the digital and physical in an innovative experience that immerses the reader in the subject through a variety of media experiences, from the beauty of a photographic portrait and the sound of thoughtful conversation, to the startling intensity of the moving image and the written word.
Monument is focused on the political,social, and cultural issues of the capitol region of Virginia and seeks to create an alternative outlet for community expression as a voice to power funded by the community itself. Instead of advertisements, Monument will feature, art, photo essays, citizen editorials,interviews, and articles pertaining to and analyzing the dual dichotomies of our city and society in a just, positive, and egalitarian manor toward all.
The planned end result of this project will feature a physical newsprint publication, with interactive web content included through out connecting the reader to articles, audio, images, short films,a full length digital documentary, and accompanying mix tape that further illuminates the articles and subject matter to create an immersing experience.
Why does Monument need your help? Monument needs your help getting off the ground so that we can create the multimedia experience needed to help spread the conversation about the city and it's future, to challenge the static view of our culture and what our role can be in it internally and externally. We need your financial assistance with publishing costs, content production expenses, and website services. We need your moral support and your voice to help share our mission and message. And most importantly we need your input, we want to know what matters to you, what issues do you think our city needs to face, and who do you think is doing something important to help change the face of our community.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info on how you can help, get involved, or submit content.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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