This AR Project Replaces Confederate Statues With Racial Justice Leaders

Color Of Change's Pedestal Project honors Black History Month with tech justice


As racially insensitive statues of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and others came tumbling down in 2020, they left empty pedestals.

Racial justice organization Color Of Change has a plan for those spaces this Black History Month. An augmented reality project envisions them being topped with racial justice leaders, the late U.S. representative John Lewis, Freedom March NYC co-founder Chelsea Miller and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.

The pro-bono effort was created in partnership with BBDO New York, which enlisted Black sculpture artist Spencer Evans to create authentic representations of each activist­—2D sketches were then turned into 3D-renderings using CGI technology.

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