MORE TO COME! Changes may occur!
Ongoing: BetterBlocksPhilly and Philly Works Gallery
October 14th-23rd | Open 4-7pm except Tuesday | 1701 Christian St.
BetterBlocksPhilly Parklet – Come sit & relax! Free Espresso made available by Caffee Bertolo.
Tuesday October 18, 2011
Philly Works in Partnership with The Commonwealth Lecture Series | 7pm | The Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 South 18th Street view map
The Fall 2011 season for PAA’s flagship lecture series, The Commonwealth, kicks off with the organizers of Philly Works in a panel discussion with James Moustafellos (Fox School of Business at Temple University) and Danielle Denk (Dendritic Design). Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich and Will McHale will talk about their experience spearheading Philly Works, and what they have learned about Philadelphia as a city of makers both during its heyday as the “Workshop of the World” at the turn of the 20th century, and today as a magnet for designers and makers in search of space, resources and like-minded creative people.
Admission: $5, free for PAA members and students with valid ID
Wednesday October 19th, 2011
Movie Night | 6pm | 1801 Christian St. | shorts from BMW Guggenheim Lab | Main Event “In A Dream” – documentary about Isaiah Zagar
Thursday October 20th, 2011
Punk Yoga | 10-11am | Organized by Shawn Declue
1801 Christian St. (2nd Floor)
There will be a Punk Yoga session from on the 2nd floor of 1801 Christian. Participants will need to bring a blanket as well as a yoga mat due to the dusty floor.. Very punk+
Spreading the Seeds of Discent: A Reading and Discussion with Novelist and Urban Farmer Nic Esposito | 6:30-9pm
1701 Christian St.
Nic Esposito is a writer and urban farming activist from Philadelphia. He co-founded the urban farming organization Philly Rooted in 2010 and has since developed two community gardens, an urban farm, and a grower’s cooperative along with consulting on numerous projects in the Philadelphia area. In 2011 he was appointed to Philadelphia’s Food Policy Council. He is also a professional story teller who performs throughout the Philadelphia region and founded Philly Corner Stories in 2009 to build community through the art of story telling. He participated in TEDx this past winter and this Spring he published his first novel, Seeds of Discent, based on his experiences in the urban farming movement. And his fiction and non fiction can be found in various Philadelphia publications. He lives and works from his homestead in Kensington, Philadelphia.
Friday October 21, 2011
Philly Works Studio Event | 6-7pm
1801 Christian St.
Philly Works Party | 7-10pm | Philly Works Studio
1609 South St.
We’ll be celebrating kick-off of a year long collaboration of Philly Works participants focused on Philadelphia Qualities of Life that will result in an exhibit of new work at The Art Alliance in 2012. Join the party to meet Philly Works participants and see some of the initial activity of the year long project.
Saturday October 22, 2011
Community Street Mural Painting | 10:00 am – 1:30pm
Webster St. between 17th & 18th
Bring the kids and help make the Webster Street Chicane even more beautiful!
Workshop in Interdisciplinary Collaboration | 2-4pm | Philly Works Studio
Come join Philly Works for a short workshop to experience the power of interdisciplinary collaboration. The first 15 visitors will participate in a 2 hr facilitated design process to develop solutions to an urban issue. You’ll be shocked at the creative potential buried in those you share the city with!
Musical by folk collective “On The Water“ | 6pm | 1801 Christian St.
Sunday October 23, 2011
BetterBlocksPhilly Closing Party | 6-9pm
17th to 18th on Christian St.
Join us in celebrating a long week of wonderful events and hard work. Enjoy for the last time our installations and streetscape improvements, before we return all donations back to our sponsors. Mingle among friends, volunteers and members of the design community for this final event.
Speaker: Mark Keener from Brown & Keener Urban Design on “Urban Placemaking”
Mark Keener, Architect and Urban Planner has always had a strong commitment to public participation in planning and design. Brown & Keener is a multi-disciplinary urban design and planning firm, specialize in helping public agencies and civic organizations develop planning, design, and implementation strategies that are creative and get results. Examples are projects such as the Mt. Airy Placemaking and Streetscape Improvement Plan, Design Guidelines for Ridge Avenue, Frankford Avenue Streetscape Improvements Concept Plan, Girard Avenue Public Art Master Plan, American Street Public Spaces for 4 Changing Places, The Wissahickon Gateway Plan, and the Smart Transportation Guidebook.