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The Trust Project

The Trust Project weaves together reflections on community life in Kensington and Harrowgate.

The Trust Project © 2021 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Creative Resilience Collective, Harrowgate Park, 3455 Kensington Avenue. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • location Harrowgate Park
  • Neighborhood

    Fishtown / Kensington

  • completion date

    June 01, 2021

About the Project 

The Trust Project weaves together reflections on community life in Kensington and Harrowgate. A crowd-sourced poem captures memories, observations, and thoughts on what makes these neighborhoods special. Lifted into the sky, the poem casts colorful shadows on the ground below, while encouraging Harrowgate Park visitors to look up and out from their immediate surroundings.

The Trust Project was guided by the need to acknowledge the challenges faced and strength demonstrated by Kensington and Harrowgate communities. Despite difficult conversations about public space, belonging and care that have put some residents at odds with one another, a sense of mutual support prevails between neighbors.

 

  • Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Photo by Steve Weinik.

A Community Advisory Board will co-design events and activations around the Trust Project through the spring of 2021. Advisory gatherings allow for continued reflection on the meaning of trust between community members, and the role of public art in these neighborhoods.

Feedback about this project is welcome! If you’d like to get in touch or share your thoughts, please email info@creativeresco.org, using the subject line “Trust Project.”

Funder 

This project is funded by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) and is a part of the Kensington Wellness Initiative, funded by the Hummingbird Foundation