June 6, 2020

On Thursday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the imminent removal of a monumental equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond. Northam said, "In Virginia we no longer teach a false version of history...and in 2020 we can no longer honor a system that was b...

November 22, 2018


Happy Thanksgiving from The Kudzu Project! Early this morning, we installed knitted kudzu on the University of Virginia's statue of George Rogers Clark, who is touted as the "Conquerer of the Northwest."

Depicted on horseback, Clark is surrounded by six figures on...

November 17, 2018

On Wednesday, November 14th, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors was presented with a petition signed by nearly 600 citizens demanding the removal of the Confederate statue in front of the county courthouse. The 1909 monument was erected by the United Daughters o...

August 31, 2018

Last week protesters at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill took matters into their own hands, toppling the statue of an anonymous Confederate soldier known as "Silent Sam." Someone placed a cap that read "Do it Like Durham" on the crumpled monument, referring to...

June 7, 2018

Since the 2015 massacre of nine worshippers at Charleston AME Church by a white supremacist who posed with the Confederate flag on social media, 110 statues, markers and school names linked to the Confederacy have been removed or changed. On Monday, the Southern P...

January 22, 2018

The Kudzu Project featured prominently in a cover story on craftivism in the January 17 edition of Charlottesville's news and arts weekly publication, Cville. The article, titled Fabric of a Resistance, described the evolution of The Kudzu Project from a guerrilla knit...

January 12, 2018

Today is Lee-Jackson Day in Virginia. State offices and courts are closed although schools, libraries and state-licensed liquor stores remain open. Evidently, a holiday celebrating Robert E. Lee's  birthday (January 19) has been recognized in Virginia since 1889. In 19...

December 23, 2017

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture featured The Kudzu Project in their blog this week. Author Arlene Goldbard recounted the project's inspiration, which came from an artwork titled "Defunct Monument I - Racism" created by Dave Loewenstein for the USDAC's 2017 nati...

November 9, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA  

Early in the morning on November 9th, the day of self-described white nationalist Christopher Cantwell’s preliminary hearing at Albemarle County Courthouse, The Kudzu Project was installed on the statue of a Confederate soldier in front of the cour...

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