New Year update!

Hi everyone, Sorry for being AWOL! Since last summer, we were caught up on other projects to make ends meet that we had to put this one on hold until now. In February we are planning to revisit it from what we left off and continue. We will let you know on our progress soon. In the meantime you are welcome… Read more →

“The Artist in the cycle of Claiming Places” by Rafael Damast

In the book Diálogos, Placemaking in Latino Communities, the writers discuss one definition of place as referring to “territorialized local communities, collective memories associated with territory, claims of authenticity by local actors, phenomenological associations with locales, and social relationships among people in territorial communities.” In other words, place connotes a community’s shared history and experience    Taller Puertorriqueño’s (Taller’s) proposed move… Read more →

1st Report: May 11th | 5-7pm

After working for a month in our individual projects, on May 11th we are presenting our first report to the public. If you are interested please RSVP to claimingplaceslab@gmail.com. Location: 2721 North 5th Street, Philadelphia PA 19133 Read more →