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Deadline approaches to register for Monument Avenue national ideas competition

The VCU School of the Arts competition, General Demotion/General Devotion, calls for design submissions that reconsider the historic Richmond avenue

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The VCU School of the Arts competition, General Demotion/General Devotion, calls for design submissions that reconsider Richmond's Monument Avenue.

The deadline to enter the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts General Demotion/General Devotion competition is Saturday, Sept. 15. VCUarts’ experimental design lab mOb (middle Of broad) studio and its community partner, Storefront for Community Design, are organizing the national competition for design submissions that reconsider Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue.

Monument Avenue is punctuated with statues depicting Confederate leaders such as Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis and has been the focus of recent discussions about the city’s image. mOb and Storefront seek proposals for the landmark avenue, creating a unique vehicle for engaging in a community and national dialogue about the role of sculpture, monuments and public spaces in creating a socially just environment.

Registration for teams and individuals is open until Sept. 15, with submissions due Dec. 1. The Valentine will host an exhibition of entries from Feb. 14 through Dec. 1, 2019.

For more information and to register, visit https://monumentavenuegdgd.com/national/submit/.

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Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 217 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Thirty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health brand represents the VCU health sciences academic programs, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center and Level I trauma center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, MCV Physicians and Virginia Premier Health Plan. For more, please visit www.vcu.edu and vcuhealth.org.