FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

The Monument Quilt Project

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

The Monument Quilt Project

Date

2020

Media

Documentation, Fabric, Multimedia, Photography

Location

Baltimore, MD, Mexico City, MX

$ 5,600.00

10 in stock


The Monument Quilt, a project of Baltimore and Mexico City-based FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, is a collection of more than 3,000 stories by survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and our allies, written, painted, and stitched onto red fabric. These stories literally blanket highly public, outdoor places to create and demand space to heal, and resist a singular narrative about sexual violence. The culminating display was May 31 – June 2, 2019, on the National Mall in Washington, DC. This was the only time that the quilt was displayed in its entirety.

The Monument Quilt was launched in 2013, and over six years FORCE collected nearly 3,000 squares of the quilt with messages of affirmation and stories from survivors. We partnered with over 100 organizations across the US and in Mexico, to organize 50 Quilt displays in 33 different cities. Cities include (in order from most recent): Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Madison, NJ; Houston, TX; Athens, OH; Fort Belvoir, VA; Towson, MD; Mexico City, Mexico; San Francisco, CA; El Paso, TX; Ciudad Juárez, Mexico; Santa Barbara, CA; Valley Center, CA; Tempe, AZ; Tulsa, OK; Fort Hood, TX; Annapolis, MD; Fort Meade, MD; Washington, DC; Nashville, TN; Jacksonville, FL; Oklahoma City, OK; Middleton, CT; Queens, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Durham, NC; Oshkosh, WI; Chicago, IL; White River, SD; Quapaw, OK; Des Moines, IA; Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham, AL; Arden, NC.

The Monument Quilt Box Set contains ephemera from workshops and events held by FORCE, including special materials used for the display on the National Mall. The ephemera is held in a custom archival box. This box set includes the following: (Quilts and ephemera vary slightly within each box set.)

  • One 96 x 96-inch handmade quilt
  • Ten 8″ x 10″ digitally printed photographs of outdoor quilt installations
  • Two banners
  • Four zines
  • Handmade fabric signs and ephemera from healing workshops
  • One ‘Not Alone’ Lavender Rice Bean Bag
  • T-shirts, stickers, fliers
  • FORCE Annual Reports for each year in operation


About the Monument Quilt from FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture on Vimeo.