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October 19
October 30, 2020


Society’s Cage is a fully accessible, raised, open-air pavilion that educates visitors about
the Black American experience. The design is rooted in the fundamental question: “What is the
value of Black Life in America?” and is shaped by data graphs describing how Black Americans
have been impacted by 400+ years of anti-Black state violence. 500 hanging steel bars form a
cavernous cube with a habitable void allowing visitors to experience the symbolic weight of
institutional racism. A commissioned soundscape offer an emotive experience designed to build
empathy and understanding. The installation offers the opportunity to consider the severity of
racial biases within our institutional structures of justice and allows for moments of reflection
and healing.

War Memorial Plaza


101 North Gay Street
Baltimore, 21202