PAUL ROBESON HOUSE
4951 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139
Join sociologist and ethnographer Mary Ebeling, for an interactive afternoon of wandering through the Philadelphia of the heart. Spend an afternoon sharing stories, writing, and imagemaking that will help to describe the emotional geographies we hold in our hearts and minds about our neighborhoods and Philadelphia. What does a particular street corner, a house or a store mean to you? Do these places in the city enter your dreams, give you a certain feeling when you walk by or evoke a memory for you? Bring an object that symbolizes your emotional landscape of the city and be prepared to creatively describe it.
Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia is a project of the Painted Bride Art Center built on a foundation of public dialogue and interaction, using art as a lens for viewing Philadelphia’s history and re-envisioning its future.
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MARY EBELING is an associate professor of sociology and director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Drexel University. Mary is an ethnographic sociologist who researches the intersections of marketing, health, science and digital life. She also collaborates with artists and urban farmers to reimagine cities. In particular she collaborates with the Mill Creek Farm in West Philadelphia and alternative art spaces and collectives, such as Beta-Local in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Konsthall C in Stockholm, Sweden, and several artists’ collectives in Philadelphia including Grizzly Grizzly and Vox Populi. Her work has received support from the National Science Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the European Union (5th Framework Programme).