April 30-May4: Philadelphia Modernism | Ridge Flats @ DAG | ‘Reclaiming the Rust Belt’

Building Philadelphia: Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley

Tuesday, May 1, 6-9:30pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics is a 10-part lecture series by local scholars, running every Tuesday until May 8. This week William Whittaker discusses Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley. Individual lectures cost $25, $20 for members, or $15 for students. Register online.

Design Advocacy Group: Ridge Flats

Thursday, May 3, 8am. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Tim McDonald of Onion Flats will discuss their Ridge Flats development for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority on Kelly Drive in East Falls. [Here and here are pieces about Ridge Flats by Amy Z. Quinn for PlanPhilly/NewsWorks.]  Free.

Reclaiming the Rust Belt

Thursday, May 3, 12:30pm. Paley Library, Temple University, 1210 Polett Walk. Temple’s Exploring the City series concludes with a screening of Reclaiming the Rust Belt. This film focuses on the decline of manufacturing in the 20th Century in Philadelphia and Birmingham, England, and the effects of that decline on those cities.

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