This week, head into the past of Bartram's Garden and its neighbor The Woodlands, plan for a better Washington Avenue, or think about harnessing the power of architecture to change the world.
Monday, October 21, 5:15-6:45pm. Penn, Van Pelt Library. Join Bartram’s Garden curator Joel Fry for a discussion of Bartram’s historic texts. Free.
Monday, October 21, 6-8pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Join architect and geographer Rania Ghosn for a discussion about how architects can help become change-agents, particularly with regard to energy and systems of consumption. Ghosn argues that by reclaiming geography, and considering more deeply how scarce resources are allocated, architects can reorganize structures of power. Free.
Wednesday, October 23, 6-7:30pm. Mummers Museum, South 2nd Street and Washington Avenue. Join the City Planning Commission for a discussion about ways to improve parking and transportation on Washington Avenue.
Thursday, October 24 (through Saturday, October 26), 8pm. The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Avenue. Curio Theatre and The Woodlands present three nights of haunted cemetery tours filled with scary stories and liquid courage. BYO flashlight. $20 tickets may be purchased in advance online.