2019 Convening Philadelphia: Field Report


Robert Blackson, Founding Director, Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Tyler School of Art

Paul M. Farber, Ph.D., Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Monument Lab

Maori Karmael Holmes, Founder, BlackStar Film Festival

This report from the Philadelphia session presented three groundbreaking projects and organizations in Philadelphia. Maori Holmes talked about BlackStar Film Festival, Rob Blackson talked about the Symphony of Broken Orchestras (a project of Temple Contemporary) and Paul Farber spoke about Monument Lab. Each of these organizations centers social justice and equity with engaged work that focuses on reparative practices. Holmes, Blackson, and Farber thought together about how their organizations address chronic issues and pursue solution-oriented work.

You can read about the presenters here.