From the Betsy Ross House to the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia is home to some of the the country’s most well-known and celebrated historical sites. And yet, there’s a wealth of untapped cultural memories—events, places, and people who have helped to make our city what it is today, but whose names are often left out of the textbooks.
Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia is a research project built to shed light on those histories and memories through art and public dialogue. We’ve called on three three Artist/Thinkers—dancer/choreographer Reggie Wilson, dancer/choreographer Faustin Linyekula, and theater artist Marty Pottenger—to stage a series of performances, exhibitions, and public dialogues both at the Bride and locations throughout the city. These events will culminate in in Spring 2016.
We’re also calling on you, Philadelphians, to help us bring new histories to light.
This Friday, we will announce the official website for the project—one that will allow you to upload your little-known philadelphia knowledge in the form of photos, text, and videos. Leading up to the website launch, we’ll be tweeting some lesser known Philadelphia histories of our own, using the hashtag #rePLACEingPHL.
Follow us @PaintedBride and look out for the official Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia website at the end of the week.
Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.