Programming A Dump

 

A group of artists is bringing movie screenings, a musical performance and discussion to Holmesburg’s Revolution Recovery center | Photo: Mike Persico, for Recovery Artist in Residency

A group of artists is bringing movie screenings, a musical performance and discussion to Holmesburg’s Revolution Recovery center | Photo: Mike Persico, Recovery Artist in Residency

  • For three years now, Billy Dufala and members of his Recovery Artist in Residency (RAIR) group have scavenged the heaps of debris at Holmesburg’s Revolution Recovery—which welcomes some 350 tons of construction waste each day—for the materials used to create a variety of art pieces, from the contemplative to the practical. This past weekend RAIR extended its sustainability-minded program to the lay movie-goer, projecting the 2008 Pixar film Wall-E onto a screen hung from two heavy-load excavators. the third Mad Max film, Beyond The Thunderdome (1985), will be shown at the dump this coming Sunday.
  • Volunteers from Rebuilding Together Philadelphia and Drexel University assisted in the renovations of 14 homes in Mantua, reports CBS Philly. That West Philly neighborhood, which has a concentrated poverty of over 50%, was in January 2014 among the first Promise Zones selected by federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to receive priority consideration for future investment grants.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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