The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument announced the six finalists for the memorial to the victims of the 1871 Chinese massacre. The finalists’ proposals will be presented in a Zoom public engagement session in February 2023, followed by a final review from an evaluation panel.
The Department convened an Evaluation Panel of arts and design experts to review 176 submissions to the RFI and choose six design teams to receive a stipend of $15,000 each to develop their concepts further and present them in a public forum. The evaluation panel will select a single artist or team to develop the memorial.
The six finalists are:
“We recognize that facing injustices that occurred in our City’s history is not easy, yet it is important to remind future generations of the lessons embodied in the tragic Chinese Massacre of 1871,” said Michael Truong, Executive Director of the Chinese American Museum. “We commend the City of Los Angeles for
shepherding this effort and send our best wishes to the finalists. When the finished work is unveiled, we look forward to joining together in reflection and healing.”