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Image by Nick Fewings
Heat Response

in partnership with Trust for Public Land and with support from Pew Arts & Heritage Center

Over the course of two years, I worked with artists Jenna Robb, José Ortiz-Pagán and Amber Art & Design and the communities of Gray's Ferry, Southeast Philly and Fairhill to elevate the lived experience of urban heat in Philadelphia.

As the lead artist, I worked with Trust for Public Land to design the scaffolding which we then collectively shaped into a project that worked hard to engage communities during the 2020-22 covid lockdowns. More information at

Citywide: Engage Wider Philadelphia Community

Future Philly

Throughout the project I and others working on the project interviewed residents on their lived experience with heat and their imagined future Philadelphia. These interviews were then used as inspiration for short videos created by artists Nate Dorr, Gina Furnari and myself. By screening these videos around Philadelphia, we hope to elevate the voices of community members.

Future Philly - Meadow City

Featuring the stories, ideas and voices of: Phyllis Brennan, Lauren Troop, Ivonne Pinto Garcia, Jasmine, Cheyenne Flores and David Acosta

Video by Nate Dorr

Audio design and editing by Eve Mosher

Music: Cinematic Piano by @AShamaluevMusic | Motion by Ikson

Sound effects: Air conditioner by Jonathon Tremblay on | rustling leaves by dannydandanshababaloo on | Bees by Marek Wojtaszek on | Children laughing by InspectorJ on | Morning in the meadow by

Visuals created with Disco Diffusion 52 by Somnai and Adam Letts, using the diffusion model by Katherine Crowson

Future Philly - Water City

Featuring the stories, ideas and voices of: Alberto Oro Ayala, David Acosta, Mar Elliot, and Phyllis Brennan

Video by Gina Furnari

Audio design and editing by Eve Mosher

Music: Sorrow by AShamaluevMusic | Track: Secret To Happiness — JayJen [Audio Library Release]

SFX: Traffic by Zapsplat | Hospital ambience by nixeno from | Community garden by Akoustikos from | Medium sized crowd chatting by arpeggio1980 from | Water fountain in a city by seanreads from | Children playing from soundbible

Future Philly - Green City

Featuring the stories, ideas and voices of: Cheyenne Flores, Lauren Troop, Jules DeFonso, Nicole, Amber and David Acosta

Video and audio by Eve Mosher

Music: Farewell by @martynaslau | Beautiful Day by @justhea 

SFX: City Ambulance from SoundBible | Birds by 5ound5murf23 from | More birds by yakubova-studio from | Construction from Zapsplat |  Walking by JohnsonBrandEditing from | Stock footage by: Videvo, Elsa Luebling and stockfootage from videvo | Kelly L from 

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