Schoolyard at Edwin M Stanton School, renovated by The Trust for Public Land in 2018. Photo by Jenna Stamm.
The Trust for Public Land presents a virtual introduction to its two-year project Heat Response: Creative action for Philly’s rising temperatures.
Lead artist Eve Mosher is joined by Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson and Fairhill community member Charito Morales for a discussion of how public art can elevate community voices and address the questions, “Why should we care about urban heat, and what can we do about it?”
Heat Response is a multi-phase project building upon the stories of Philadelphia residents from the Grays Ferry, Fairhill, and South Philadelphia East neighborhoods about how climate change shapes everyday life. Mosher will merge scientific data with lived experiences at the neighborhood level to create a citywide conversation and curate three creative neighborhood interventions in and around local parks.