A Taste of Sustainability

A Taste of Sustainability

Organized by Tina Plokarz and Suzanne L. Seesman
21 June 2019

In conjunction with Vox Populi’s 30th Anniversary exhibition Just In Time, artist/curator Suzanne L. Seesman and I hosted a progressive public discussion that explored the question: “What is needed to provide a sustainable future in the city of Philadelphia?”.

Cultural-producers and community stakeholders from a wide range of perspectives were invited to reflect publicly on the concept of sustainability, illuminating its promises and realities through the lenses of ecology, architecture, health, arts, and culture. They exchanged their approaches to the subject of sustainability as it relates to their own creative and professional practices and provided a glimpse into what we might collectively imagine for the future.

Invited Speakers:
– Shani Akilah & Dominique London (Black & Brown Workers Cooperative)
– Jeremy Avellino (Bright Common)
– Kelly Cobb (University of Delaware)
– Creative Resilience Youth (CRY)
– Ana Diez Roux (Drexel University)
– Vita Litvak (Fleisher Art Memorial & Pastorius Community Gardens)
– Claire L. Richardson (Hunger Coalition SNAP Hotline Counselor)
– Yolanda Wisher (Curator of Spoken Word, Philadelphia Contemporary)

The conversation was presented in partnership with Friends of the Rail Park.

More information about the event and the speakers here.
More information about the related exhibition here.