Arriving, Staying, Leaving: The Idea of Home
320 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Hours of operation: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Admission fee: $15
Presented in partnership with MGA Partners, an award-winning, women-owned architectural firm located near Carpenters' Hall, "Arriving, Staying, Leaving: The Idea of Home" will feature two nationally acclaimed figures, writer Drew Philp and performer and artist John Jarboe. Together they will explore the themes of "arriving," staying," and "leaving" a place as personal decisions that collectively affect a place's history and trajectory. Drew Philp, author of A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City, and John Jarboe, founder and artistic director of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret and college classmate of Philp’s, have co-created an interactive, engaging, and utterly unique experience centered on the role of individuals in preservation, community revitalization, and urban sustainability. Both an exploration of personal histories surrounding their adopted home cities of Detroit and Philadelphia and a community dialogue, this event is multi-media and multi-sensory. It features a performance by Jarboe and a reading from Philp's book.