Ann de Forest
Ann de Forest has written frequently about design, architecture, and the built environment for the Philadelphia Inquirer, ID Magazine, and Attaché, among other publications. Her short stories have been published in Cleaver, The Journal, Hotel Amerika, Timber Creek Review, and PIF. She teaches creative writing to kids ages 8-13 and adults over 70 and is writing a time travel trilogy for middle grade readers involving old maps.
Inspired by photographs from Hidden City's 2016 calendar, aging Philadelphians share their thoughts and memories of the city through poetry. Ann de Forest has the backstory > more
Contributor Ann de Forest stands at the confluence of Penn and Drexel's campuses where a once listless intersection is being redefined with energy, connectivity, and strategic design > more
With conflict over Philadelphia's Sanctuary City status heightening, contributor Ann de Forest offers a tour highlighting Philadelphia's heritage as a refuge and a crucible of freedom of religion > more
Contributor Ann de Forest delivers a eulogy for the decline of civic architecture and the closing of an iconic post office on East Market Street. > more
In 1986, design competition City Visions challenged contestants to build a better Philadelphia. No idea was too big or too small and all was encouraged to enter. On the competition's anniversary Contributor Ann de Forest takes a look back and finds a spirit of innovation akin to the city's current approach to urban design solutions > more