• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

October 21-25: Bartram's books | Rania Ghosn | Washington Avenue | Spirits of The Woodlands

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.

TALK: The Bartram Library of Books

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.

DESIGN: Rania Ghosn: Where are the Missing Spaces?

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.

PLAN: Washington Avenue Transportation and Parking Meeting

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. 

SPOOK: Spirits of The Woodlands

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


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