(DIS)PLACED Public Forum #3

Posted On:
02 May, 2017
Past Events

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and Mural Arts Philadelphia are pleased to present (DIS)PLACED Public Forum #3

A participatory afternoon exploring stories of place and displacement, with collective art-making, conversation, and food.

Map Market at Univ Square

Date: Saturday May 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: The Atrium at The Market at University Square | 40th & Market St | West Philadelphia
Tickets: FREE – Click here for required RSVP


Public Forum #1 focused on conversations around arrival in Philadelphia and starting a new home, while Public Forum #2 continued conversations focused on journeys, with music and poetry performances.

Public Forum #3 will explore origins with inspiration from stories of 9 individual as compiled by writer Ann de Forest and photographer Dave Tavani.  Visual artist Ali Abdel Mohsen will guide attendees in two hours of art-making reflecting their personal responses to the stories.  The afternoon will end with refreshments from local restaurants.  Afterwards, the artwork created will be compiled in a quilt-like format and displayed as a collective along 40th Street.

Major support for (DIS)PLACED project is provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support by Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, and partners Mural Arts Philadelphia and Penn Global.