Paul M Farber

Paul M Farber

Paul M Farber is the Artistic Director of Monument Lab and Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Public Art and Space at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of A Wall of Our Own: An American History of the Berlin Wall (University of North Carolina Press, 2020) and co-editor of Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia (Temple University Press, 2019).

Racism

Documenting American segregation at the Berlin Wall

How an image of an African American soldier at the Cold War front line sparked examination of racial division in the US.

Documenting American segregation at the Berlin Wall

Germany

How the Berlin Wall became a monument to American racial division

Generations of African Americans looked to a divided Berlin to confront the paradox of American freedom and racism.

How the Berlin Wall became a monument to American racial division