GREEN HOUR: “Streets of Philadelphia: Window Gardening and Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century” (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sonja Dümpelmann)
December 21 12 PM - 1 PM
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sonja Dümpelmann
Streets of Philadelphia: Window Gardening and Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century
Today’s window boxes in Philadelphia are a remainder and result of successive window gardening campaigns undertaken by female reformers and activists in the early and mid-twentieth century. Unearthing this history, this presentation shows how window boxes and their plants were catalysts of neighborhood change, but also helped to camouflage the larger social problems and their causes which only politics and policies could address.