Intersections

Elizabeth Waring

Elizabeth Waring – 4000 Powelton Avenue Elizabeth has been known to hug the trees she’s planted. And, as a volunteer for UC Green, she has planted hundreds of trees.  She is also a member of the UC Green Pruning Club. “That’s my therapy,” she says. “If I had a stressful day, I get to be […]

Windowishes Walkabout

Meet the artists who created the Windowishes displays on S. 40th St. You will be inspired! Friday, October 30th 4pm – 5:30pm 36 – 46 S. 40th Street (Between Chestnut and Ludlow Streets) Viva Street Art!

Windowishes Street Exhibition

  Calling creative West Philadelphia block captains! I am looking for six block captains who would like to work with me to create storefront installations for Windowishes, a street exhibition designed for the seven storefront display windows on the west side of S. 40th Street, between Chestnut and Ludlow Streets in West Philadelphia. Windowishes will […]


Urban Creators Start Summer With “Hoodstock”

N. 15th St. & Susquehanna Ave. I highly recommend checking out Hoodstock out tomorrow in North Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Urban Creators are doing incredible work. There will be food, music and art. The Urban Creators will celebrate the grand opening of their new “Defend Our Future” community garden as well as the 10th Anniversary of […]

Chester Williams

Rev. Chester Williams – 6200 Chew Avenue Reverend Chester Williams places a green washcloth on his head for protection from the hot sun. He just finished leading a two-hour volunteer cleanup crew on Chew Avenue and is still wearing his orange safety vest. The 68-year-old block captain looks worried as he stands in the parking […]

Sigrid Craig – Mother of Philadelphia Block Captains

Sigrid Craig, the founder of the “Clean-up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up” campaign — initiated an urban environmental partnership between the City of Philadelphia and its residents. (Photographer and date unknown. The photo is part of the PMBC archive) In honor of Mother’s Day… In 1938, Sigrid Craig saw a woman throw garbage out of a third-floor window […]


Town Hall on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration

  You’re invited on March 25 for the RELEASE Town Hall on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration. “We invite people organizing to end mass incarceration, detention, and deportation. We invite people organizing to end violence against women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people. And we invite all those people whose lives demand that we organize to […]

Seeing Between The Ci-Lines: St. Andrew’s Chapel Awakened With Art And Geometry | Hidden City Philadelphia

Seeing Between The Ci-Lines: St. Andrew’s Chapel Awakened With Art And Geometry | Hidden City Philadelphia.

Street Movies – Shared Stories

Thank you Scribe Video Center for organizing Street Movies! and screening Them That Do Films. The film about Lisa Barkley and the Haddington Homes gardens screened on Wednesday  in North Philly at another amazing urban garden built by the Philadelphia Urban Creators. Last night’s screening at Malcolm X Park was rained out by a beautiful, soaking […]


Audience and Actor

A folded table for a screen. Stones for a tripod. Extension cords for power. Our first street screening of Them That Do had a guerrilla feel to it. I am not sure what kind of impact these screenings will have, but it feels like a good place to start. Sharon Joy Shoatz-Mayazi, the block captain […]