With a grant from the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, Messages in Motion will be working at the vacant lot, located at N. 6th and Oxford streets, to activate a ‘Temporary Media Zone,” for the production and distribution of short video messages and hyperlocal media by neighborhood residents.
During the duration of the Temporary Media Zone, I will create both structured workshops and open ‘studio’ time. The workshops will invite residents to learn a variety of filmmaking techniques, audio recording techniques, and online tools for documenting personal and neighborhood stories. ‘Open Studio’ time would function as a pop up community media center, where people could record and upload stories, contribute to the project blog, borrow a camera to take photos or conduct interviews.
In the evenings, there will be movie screenings of both the videos produced by residents alongside a selection of independent and popular films.
OPENING DAY will take place on SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd 2013.