From now until Open Source culminates in October, we’re dropping behind-the-scenes videos about our Open Source artists and how they’re exploring the diverse communities and neighborhoods of Philadelphia, thanks to their work with Mural Arts.
This week, check out our preview of Jennie Shanker's project for Open Source. Shanker is working to create a mural that will serve as a memorial to the soon-to-be-demolished Norris Homes in North Philadelphia. The mural will depict the facades of the Norris Homes on SEPTA's retaining walls near the homes. Aside from the mural acting as a memorial, the memory of the Norris Homes will live on through a website created and maintained by the artist. Shanker is working with neighborhood residents to populate the site with content from the community.