Throughout 2019, we're exploring the idea of kinship – how we are connected to others, whether through shared struggle, cultural practice, or family ties.

Working across generational, cultural, and political divides, our Relativity project is developing new ways to foster civil civic exchange and conflict resolution in city neighborhoods.

Community narratives – told and collected from multiple perspectives by city residents in collaboration with COSACOSA artists – form the basis for new public artworks created as part of the project.

Relativity uncovers the critical junctures where we are "kin" – points of convergence and possible reconciliation – to promote positive change in our relationships and for our shared communities.

Please join us in our Manayunk studio and around the city as we showcase public art and ideas about how to make it better!
COSACOSA Workshop Programs 2019
Please call or email for specific dates and times to volunteer!

Art & Civic Engagement
Relativity workshops in Philadelphia's Hunting Park, Manayunk, Nicetown-Tioga, North Central, and Passyunk neighborhoods, ongoing
Site and Sound Gardens open studios and neighborhood events, March-October

Art & Health
Portraits of Hope artwork installation at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, January-May
North Philadelphia Healing and Unity Gardens seasonal Art & Health events, ongoing
Workshops at local pediatric healthcare centers, ongoing

Art & Education
We Promise mosaic and literacy project at Dunbar School in North Philly, January-February
Growing United
painting and civics project at McClure School in North Philly, February-October
Arcs of Community sculpture project at Kirkbride School in South Philly, March-May

Art & Youth Development
Serving Justice audio design at our Manayunk studio,
January-April
Change in the Making wiki design at our Manayunk studio,
June-September
Relativity story CD project at our Manayunk studio,
July-December
COSACOSA Serving Justice Public Events and Exhibitions 2019
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Monday, January 21, 1 to 3 p.m. -
Martin Luther King Day of Service at COSACOSA
voulunteer mosaic-making for our project at North Philadelphia's Dunbar School

Wednesday, February 20, 9 to 11 a.m. -
We Promise mosaic completion at North Philly's Dunbar School
an intercultural, intercommunity celebration of new public art for Philadelphia schools

Tuesday, March 26, 9 to 11 a.m. -
Relativity open studio at the Kirkbride School
community story collection and strategic planning for South Philadelphia neighborhoods


Friday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Growing United mural unveiling at North Philly's McClure School
an intercultural, intercommunity celebration of new public art for Philadelphia schools

Friday, May 3, 2 to 4 p.m. -
Arcs of Community sculpture unveiling at South Philly's Kirkbride School
an intercultural, intercommunity celebration of new public art for Philadelphia schools

Friday, June 21, 2 to 4 p.m. -
American Dreams album launch at the COSACOSA workshop
original songs, poems, and interviews from neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia

Friday, September 13, 2 to 4 p.m. - Relativity open studio at the COSACOSA Healing Garden
community story collection and strategic planning for North Philadelphia neighborhoods

Friday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. -
Song & Supper performance event at the COSACOSA workshop
a community benefit and preview of our 30 year anniversary project

Tuesday, November 19, 5 to 7 p.m. - Coming Home, Giving Thanks harvest celebration
end of season reclamation in our North Philadelphia Healing & Unity Gardens, followed by a community meal

Friday, December 20, 7 p.m. -
Relativity open house and solstice celebration at COSACOSA
album launch party featuring new art from neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia


Images from top: Healing, Hope, and Unity poem at COSACOSA's North Philadelphia Healing Garden, Youth Council community interviews, Healing Art Project mosaic-making, Peace Corner photograph by COSACOSA youth