Review: GREEN HOUR: “Streets of Philadelphia: Window Gardening and Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century” (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sonja Dümpelmann)
Prof. Dr. -Ing Sonja Dümpelmann gave an exciting talk about the historical and cultural significance of window boxes created by female reformers and activists in the early to mid-twentieth century Philadelphia. Flowers, groceries, and other plants served as catalysts for care and progression within the neighbourhoods. Window boxes in Philadelphia and their role in history proved to be a thought-provoking subject which still remains relevant today. It was also a great opportunity to meet Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sonja Dümpelmann in person as she is now co-director of the RCC.