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On the Political Equator
Presented in conjunction with Political Equator 3
Slought Foundation | July 07 - October 11, 2011
4017 Walnut Street
On the Political Equator, a video installation project, responds to the widening gap between wealth and poverty, the polarizing politics of fear and paranoia, and the radically conservative social agenda that has fundamentally impacted urban planning policy and legislation in the United States. The conversation was organized parallel to "Political Equator 3," a Border-Drain-Crossing event that took place along the US-Mexico border, at a time of renewed investment in surveillance infrastructure and further marginalization of the communities adjacent to the border fence. The installation features a conversation between architect Teddy Cruz, ecologist Oscar Romo, and mathematician and former mayor of Medellin Sergio Fejardo, filmed at Don Felix Café along the San Ysidro/Tijuana border.
Acknowledgements: Teddy Cruz and Aaron Levy, Curators
Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods through Design
Community Design Collaborative | October 1-23, 2011
Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street
Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods through Design, an exhibition presented as part of the Community Design Collaborative’s Urban Energy anniversary event, showcases the work of design firms, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and others engaged in community design. The exhibition features over 50 projects from more than 30 firms representing projects and programs from New York City, Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia.
AIA Philadelphia | October 10-24, 2011
The Shops at Liberty Place, 16th and Chestnut
The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects presents Design Excellence, an exhibit recognizing the achievements in design, planning, and execution of architectural projects made by its member firms. These projects reveal the dramatic way in which architecture impacts the physical environment and how members of the American Institute of Architects are making great strides in creating more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable communities and cityscapes.
October 13-23, 2011
From October 13 - 23, the DesignPhiladelphia celebration is a chance to see what it takes to create an office tower, assemble a website, publish a newspaper. You can marvel at car and craft exhibitions, lighting and jewelry production, fashion shows and hands-on workshops, plus plenty of street happenings. DesignPhiladlephia addresses big issues like sustainability, transportation systems, and international networks. The celebration places Philadelphia in the spotlight as a city rich in innovation and vibrancy - an excellent place to live, work, play and grow!