Reimagining Philly’s Urban Spaces
What and who are hanging out along Pear Street in Philadelphia? It’s the Pearl Street Passage, a collection of design projects greening the Chinatown North Callowhill neighborhood in an attempt to remind Philly to dream green. Curators of the temporary installation project say this is a precursor to the upcoming Reading Viaduct Rehabilitation in this very neighborhood.
Groundswell & Design Center for Architecture have combined talent & resources to highlight collaboration in design. Laura Rennekamp, Project Manager/Curator at Groundswell Design Group, shared that the goal of the project is to create a collaborative green space within a blighted alleyway of Pearl Street to explore the possibilities of urban space. Rennekamp said, “Reimagining our alleyway to share with people and share our time.”
You can also catch dancers, DJs, bands while buying some produce from local farmers along the Pearl Street Block Party. The exhibition will be open to the public throughout the weekend of October 8th through Oct 11th.
Justin Dula, a local Philadelphia artist, is sharing his ideas on collaboration, green spaces and industrial areas with his Paricscope tower installation- which he hopes to convey the potential future of the viaduct by combining green space with an industrial neighborhood. Dula wants to remind people to look up & see the skyline alongside a green landscape.
Neighbors can look forward to more installations, projects and viaduct tours in the upcoming weeks for local artists and design groups.
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