Streets Dept Blog and Photos of An Immigrant Alphabet
Streets Dept: Philly Honors the Experiences of Our City’s Young Dreamers, Refugees, and Immigrants with Brilliant Installation in Center City
October 8, 2017 | Text and images by Conrad Benner of Streets Dept
Conrad Benner walked through An Immigrant Alphabet installation with artist Wendy Ewald and Al-Bustan Founder and Executive Director Hazami Sayed.
In early September, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture installed large banners all around the Municipal Services Building in Thomas Paine Plaza (at 15th Street and JFK Boulevard) that explore and honor the immigrant experiences of many young Philadelphians. The public art installation, titled An Immigrant Alphabet, features the work of artist Wendy Ewald (photographed above) in collaboration with Northeast High School students, and it will remain up through December 2017!