Philadelphia Assembled is an expansive exhibition project initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and developed by hundreds of collaborators, which took place at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 2014-2017. Philadelphia Assembled tells a story of radical community building and active resistance through the development of a collective narrative of the city and its urgencies. Five principles organize the concerns of the community: reconstructions (How do we rewrite our histories?); sovereignty (How do we define self-determination and unity?); sanctuary (How do we create and maintain safe spaces?); futures (How do we reimagine our tomorrow?); and movement (How can we share knowledge and form new networks?). Philadelphia Assembled amplifies a broad set of hopes, visions, and questions about Philadelphia and its possible futures as they are daily being reimagined and defined.

Exhibition and public program

14 September 2019–12 January 2020

Trainings for the Not-Yet