The DNA of Creativity©
Please join us at “The Fire”, 410-412 W. Girard Ave. on March 15th, 2015 at 4PM
with filmmaker Christopher Zelov, whose film, Ecological Design, played at The Sundance Film Festival
and later received 7 awards, setting the path for Green Design in the 1990’s and beyond.
His book Design Outlaws is now in its 5th edition.
His Film City21 was featured on PBS and became an ongoing series.
Chris is presently working on a new film called: Future of (design) Edge-ucation
Building the Global Creative Culture of Philadelphia.©
Please join us at “The Fire”, 410-412 W. Girard Ave. on March 8th, 2015, at 4PM when Paul Glover, former professor of Urban Studies at Temple University, inventor of Ithaca Hours, a local currency which spawned hundreds of thousands of dollars for the town of Ithaca, New York and 18 other organizations/projects, including the highly lauded, Philadelphia Orchard Project., will speak about The Patch Adams Free Health Clinic in Philadelphia. This will be the first clinic personally endorsed by Mr. Adams beyond his personal Patch Adams Clinic in West Virginia. The clinic is to be member owned (even through barter)- a passive, solar, earth sheltered structure, built on 5 acres in the heart of North Philadelphia. The roof and surrounding acreage will grow healthy food. It will be a revolution in health care and put Philadelphia on the global map for innovation and care for her citizens.
Mr. Glover will share plans for this solar powered structure which is set to transform the landscape of North Philadelphia and positively impact the creative economy. As an economic development force, it will bring many benefits including green jobs and a training program which will introduce the values of eco-living to the youth of the area, as the entire neighborhood works together to balance the ecological footprint, of our city.
Mr. Glover’s books can be accessed here.
Please join us at “The Fire”, 410-412 W. Girard Ave. on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4PM
The City of Groningen is the hometown of theater artist, Gerhardus van Wilgen,now living in Philadelphia . Groningen is a mid-size town of almost 200.000 inhabitants in the north of the Netherlands. Art, modern architecture and eco design are as normal for people there as Shopping Malls and Drive Thrus are in the United States. Groningen has always been a rogue city that did it’s own thing. Van Wingen will talk about its much criticized traffic-circulation plan from the 1970s that has created the most bicycle friendly town of the world. He will also address Daniel Libeskind’s Master Plan for the city, it’s world renowned Mendini designed Art Museum and the planning and construction of the Groninger Forum, another rogue one-of-a-kind project that is supposed to be the meeting place for the future.