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This written catalog documents the artist residency program organized by the art collective Broken City Lab and co-hosted by the People’s Emergency Center, a West Philadelphia-based community development organization, and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. The residency program provided artists with free studio space in exchange for skill-based contributions to community service projects along the Lancaster Avenue corridor in West Philadelphia. The Neighborhood Time Exchange is a great example of how a community development corporation has partnered with artists and cultural nonprofits to infuse their work with the arts while remaining sensitive to market dynamics in a historically African American neighborhood facing the pressures of gentrification.
Broken City Lab, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, People's Emergency Center