David Adjaye’s first permanent public artwork among commissions for Counterpublic 2023 in St. Louis

A “monumental earthwork” designed by David Adjaye located just a stone’s throw from the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing project site; a mile-long monument to a historic Black neighborhood razed decades ago in the name of “urban renewal; an augmented reality project emerging from the Mississippi River; and a constructed wetland complemented by public programming and a series of sculptures “focused on embedding ecological and racial repair.”

Beginning on May 15, 2023, a six-mile-long stretch of Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis stretching from the Southern Riverfront to St. Louis Avenue to the north will play host to 30 commissioned public art installations and architectural interventions—plus four permanent,

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