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.
The Center-funded Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge project, a collaboration between Mural Arts and Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra), will culminate in a convening for South Philadelphia neighborhood stakeholders and community members, as well as local and international activists, planners, curators, artists, and politicians. The event will explore questions of cooperation, civic engagement, and gentrification.
The convening will begin with an in-depth presentation of CohStra's research report, followed by round tables with local and international practitioners, combining their expertise to facilitate new imaginings of solutions to enduring problems.
Speakers and participants include: Lucia Babina, Kirtrina Baxter, Christi Clark, Cynthia F. Figueroa, Emiliano Gandolfi, Jane Golden, Sovannary Heang, Shari Hersh, Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, Leela Kuikel, Beth McConnell, Leah Murphy, Thoai Nguyen, Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio, Marjetica Potrc, Gabriela Rendón, Damon Rich, Miguel Robles-Durán, Carlos Pascual Sanchez, Lucía Sanromán, Daniel Tucker, Beth Uzwiak, Shira Walinsky, and Rebecca Wanner.