But instead, the systems of power that govern our lives have been made for us and without us. In response, The Village and our neighbors have created a space to generate our own people power.
In 2022, The Village completed its renovation of three rowhomes that had been vacant for more than two decades. The properties, formerly owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority, have been transformed into a gathering space and media lab at the center of our creative campus. Here, community members, artists, and advocates will be able to collaboratively study how power operates, create works that amplify existing neighborhood power, and design new systems of power rooted in care rather than control.