Eyes on the Street: Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby celebrates human-powered transit

By Christine Fisher
For PlanPhilly

This year’s Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby attracted more people than ever before to Kensington’s streets where crowds watched the parade of handcrafted, human-powered floats loop through the neighborhood and attempt to cross a giant mud-pit finish line on Saturday.

The annual celebration of art and human-powered transit “started as a way to get wacky, crafty people together and get them to do a fun project together,” said Henry Pyatt, who organized the event as project manager for the New Kensington Community Development Corporation, which started the derby in 2007 as a an economic development initiative. 

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