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Interactive Art Exhibition at Cherry Street Pier Celebrates the Philly Rowhome

June 22, 2019

Philadelphia is one of the most densely populated big cities in the U.S. And while, yes, our Center City has many high-rises and skyscrapers that help to build on to that density with height, it’s the neighborhoods that make up most of our population. Neighborhoods packed with rowhomes, to be more specific. And an interactive art exhibition taking place now through the end of the month at Cherry Street Pier is celebrating Philly rowhomes and the culture they play a big role in sparking!

Created by Interface Studio Architects (ISA), Rowhouse Workshop showcases the unique identities of four rowhouse blocks located in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.

“Over the last year, ISA has hosted community block dinners throughout the city – documenting the neighborhoods and histories of the people who inhabit and shape Philadelphia’s urban fabric,” the project’s website reads. “Rowhouse Workshop is an interactive expression of these findings – a current snapshot of the unique personalities of rowhouse blocks in North, South, and West Philadelphia in the midst of a changing city. The exhibition leads visitors through a series of block installations, providing a window into the life of each of four participating rowhouse blocks through collectively curated songs, recipes, photos, and videos. A series of digital and physical media, including drawings, photographs, and objects offered by Rowhouse Workshop participants will be showcased in totems fabricated by local Philadelphia teenagers through fabrication partner Tiny WPA’s community-building program.”

See and interact with Rowhouse Workshop (FREE) now through June 30 at Cherry Street Pier, open: Sunday – Thursday (11am–10pm) and Friday – Saturday (11am–11pm)!

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