Tag Archives: Follow The Van!

Solar Panel! 0

Well now that a little money is trickling in for the project, I took the plunge and bought a 180 watt solar panel! Here is a good article that explains a bit of the process. I purchased a AGB Deep Cycle Battery and an inverter. All I’m missing is the charger controller, and perhaps a […]

VOICES- Southwest 6

On Tuesday I worked again with the VOICES youth, but this time we met in their neighborhood in Southwest at a rec center at 58th and Kingsessing. We were a group of 14 and I was surprised that we got 12 videos done by the end of the day at 4pm. I said up front […]

Bubbles! 0

Went back to Centro and VOICES to screen their videos and get some closing reflections (video to come). We also asked them all to write a final message in a speech bubble and add it to the map on the van. I would like to start a leave a bubble, take a bubble exchange- but […]

working with VOICES 5

On Thursday I did a workshop with 10 students from the Penrose neighborhood, up by Temple. The summer program is part of a several-year leadership training organized by VOICES and offered to area high school students. This group has been working on projects related to an exhibition they will have at Tyler, on the topic […]

Closer to awesome 0

Katya and I returned to Centro today for a very successful day. Over the weekend I saw a a series of short films by Canadian experimental filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. His work really made me think deeper about how to think distinctly about the image and sound track in order to produce new meaning. I started […]

Exterior comes to life! 0

As the rain starts let’s hope for no unexpected smudging surprises! Bassem came over this afternoon and we transformed a working concept into a really rad painting project. We finished the map at dark which did not make it to the video, but looks really great. I’m almost done finalizing the logo which will go […]

Seamaac Letter Writing 0

We started planning for our videos with the Seamaac group. We now have a semi-consistent group of kids. We are using the postcard structure to generate short personal narratives about each student. The outline looks like this: “Dear Philadelphia, my name is ____. I live at ____. I want to tell you about myself….” The […]

MIM visits Centro Pedro Claver 7

On Monday Katya and I facilitated a workshop with a group of 11 14-18 year olds at Centro Pedro Claver at 6th and Erie as part of their summer work program (yes the kids get paid to make cool art and think about how to make change in their community, and how to keep making […]

Workspace! 0

Martin came over today and he built the workspace area. It looks amazing… With some tassle trim, we are almost good to roll.

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