Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge Neighborhood Convening, June 29, 2015. 632 Jackson Street. Photo by Steve Weinik. Courtesy of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
Mural Arts, through their work with Cohabitation Strategies on the Restored Spaces Initiative, is hosting a series of workshops for Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge—a pilot project that proposes the temporary occupation of a vacant lot at 632 Jackson Street in South Philadelphia, which is transformed into a community space and a strategic hub for cooperative thinking, spatial inventiveness, and environmental restoration.
Funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Boston-based guest curator Lucia Sanroman has invited Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra), an innovative European urban design and performance group, to work with Mural Arts on a community-driven project. CohStra members will take up residence in Philadelphia and, following a period of research and data-mapping of various local neighborhoods, will stage "cultural interventions" such as pop-up markets or staged public performances.
Workshop 2: Free Youth Art Classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 22 through August 27
Youths ages 10 to 15: come to the Playground to explore, create artwork, and engage with visiting artists in these free workshops led by Margaret Kearney of Mural Arts' Restored Spaces Initiative.
Snacks will be provided.
No RSVP necessary.