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Them That Do is looking for block captains for storefront installations

August 5, 2015 Category: Purpose

Them That Do, an ongoing portrait and multimedia project by Lori Waselchuk about Philadelphia’s block captains, is looking for six block captains who would like to work with her to create storefront installations for Windowishes.

Windowishes will be a street exhibition designed for the seven storefront display windows on the west side of S. 40th Street, between Chestnut and Ludlow Streets in West Philadelphia in October.

The project will install a small environment in each of the bay windows based on the block captain’s personal stories and community archives. The window installations will incorporate images collected and shot for the project. The displays could also include projections and videos, neighborhood objects, furniture, props and craftwork made by the participating block captains.

Them That Do is a multimedia documentary project about Philadelphia’s block captains, neighborhood volunteers who organize street clean-ups, block events, and meetings. Block captains represent a long tradition of neighborhood pride and community service in Philadelphia.

The project’s creation was supported by a 2012 Pew Fellowship for the Arts. Additional support come from the Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award.

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Image via Flickr User wirwuenscheneinbierinternationalereisegesellschaft

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