Public Parking
A journal for storytelling, arguments, and discovery through tangential conversations.
Eunice Bélidor
In 1975 after giving a commencement address at Harvard University, a student in the audience made a request  to Mohammed Ali. The student asserted without hesitation “give us a poem”.  Ali will then poignantly respond with two simple but weighty words that still reverberates today. He responded with “Me/We”. Decades later in 2007, those two words will become the bases of a Glenn Ligon neon text installation which fittingly hangs from the walls of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Chief director and curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem Thelma Golden embraces the sentiment those two syllabi permeates through her work at the museum. In many ways, it is a sentiment about the relationship between the individual and the community. How these two dichotomies are inseparable and how impossible it...