April 7-11: Porch Photo Booth | Janet Echelman and Susan Weiler | ‘A Girl is a Fellow Here’ | GeoPhilly Film Night | Searching for Philadelphia

Here’s what’s on tap this week – from public art and art in public to films about cartography and women in architecture.

PICTURE THIS: Digital Photo Booth at The Porch

Monday, April 7 – Friday, April 11, 11:30am – 2:30pm. The Porch at 30th Street, 30th and Market streets. The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is bringing a digital photo booth to The Porch for two weeks in April. Passersby are invited to step inside the whimsical booth to take unique portraits. Guests will receive their photo, which will also be included in the gallery on display at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Free.

CONVERSE: Janet Echelman and Susan Weiler on Dilworth Plaza Public Art

Monday, April 7, 6-7:30pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Artist Janet Echelman and OLIN’s Susan Weiler will discuss their collaborative project to transform Dilworth Plaza, including an environmental artwork by Echelman that interprets the underground transportation connections beneath the surface using mist and light. Free.

WATCH:  A Girl is a Fellow Here, screening with Beverly Willis

Wednesday, April 9, 6-8pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Women in Architecture Philadelphia and the Beverly Willis foundation will screen A Girl is a Fellow Here ~ 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, which explores the stories of six women employed by Frank Lloyd Wright as architects, designers, draftsmen during an era when that was wholly uncommon. The documentary focuses on Marion Mahony, Isabel Roberts, Lois Gottleib, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber. Beverly Willis will be on hand to discuss the project and its inspiration.  Register online. $10, $5 for AIA/CfA members.

EXPLORE: GeoPhilly Film Night

Wednesday, April 9, 7-9pm. PhilaMOCA, 531 North 12th Street. Join GeoPhilly for a Philly Tech Week film night showcasing vintage films about mapping and planning, including delights on data analysis and cartography, fighting boredom in suburban, and planning our way out of mob violence.

TALK: Searching for Philadelphia: The Concealed City

Thursday, April 10, 6:30-7:30pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. David S. Traub will discuss his recent photography book Searching for Philadelphia: The Concealed City, which explores many of the city’s hidden treasures. Free.

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