Throughout 2020 COSACOSA's 30th anniversary year we're documenting stories of individual and community self-determination in 30 Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Working across generational, cultural, and political divides, our Past Forward project is developing new ways to foster civil civic dialogues. Neighborhood images and interviews on community history, culture, and change collected and told from multiple perspectives by city residents in collaboration with COSACOSA artists form the basis for new public artworks created as part of the project.
Please join us in our Manayunk studio and around the city as we share art and ideas to how to make it better!
Please join COSACOSA as we collect "words of wisdom" messages of solidarity for our changing times. Shared quotes and stories will become part of an new album and art installation for our Site and Sound Gardens this fall.
Email or text us your "words of wisdom" whether a guiding principle, a piece of advice, a personal remembrance, or an original story about healing, hope, and unity. Pending how the COVID-19 outbreak progresses, we may be able to offer recording sessions in your community later this spring, as well.
For over 30 years, COSACOSA has partnered local residents to create neighborhood-based projects, including green spaces like the Gardens. In these uncertain times, we hope that sharing our common experiences can build and strengthen our connection to one another, while providing some measure of joy and comfort.
We hope to hear from you! We're in this together!