Invasive Species: Eco/Systems Land Based Initiatives invites you to consider The Cut, a sub-street level, open-air green space, currently being considered for transformation from an abandoned rail line into a beautiful public space for all in the heart of Philadelphia. Today, as a natural environment of an ignored patch of the city’s streetscape, this passive ecosystem is integral in creating critical resources for community residents and passersby. This narrative is not limited to plants and wildlife, as neighborhoods stewarded by people who have migrated are often neglected by institutional authority and seen as passive, when in reality they also generate richness for the community through land-based traditions.
On view in the gallery exhibition are sculptures, soundscapes, and immersive environments that continue the personal narratives and migration stories told by community members.
Please visit here to register for the opening celebration at Asian Arts Initiative on September 15th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
For information on the Invasive Species project, please visit here.