reFORM: Philadelphia School Reform Commission Member Feather Houstoun at Temple Contemporary

18 Nov 2015
5:15pm - 7pm
Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, 2001 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia


Installation view of Temple Contemporary's reFORM exhibition, 2015. Photo by Constance Mensh.

Organized in conjunction with the ongoing Center-funded reFORM project, Temple Contemporary hosts a discussion with Feather Houstoun, member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission and senior adviser to the Wyncote Foundation. Houston will speak about her experience as a member of the commission, as it connects to themes explored in reFORM.

In 2013, two-dozen Philadelphia schools were shuttered by city authorities in an effort to close a budget deficit. With Center support, Temple Contemporary commissioned reFORM, a new installation by 2006 Pew Fellow and MacArthur Fellow Pepón Osorio that responds to these closings—specifically addressing the loss of a single elementary school in North Philadelphia, not far from Temple University. On view through May 20, 2016, the installation serves as a living exhibition and discussion space for those most impacted by this particular closing.