Place & Hogar: Ramifications in the Face of Demographic Flux
The second and final panel discussion
3 PM, Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Taller Puertorriqueño
Place and Hogar: Ramifications in the Face of Demographic Flux is the second of two panel discussions organized as part of Taller Puertorriqueño's Claiming Places: Unity, Ownership, and “Hogar” (Home) exhibition cycle. Through art, dance, and architecture and staged in a variety of Taller’s spaces (its gallery walls and a neighborhood parking lot - the physical site of Taller’s new facility), this year’s theme seeks to engage the community in a dialogue which explores, reveals and questions “ownership” and the consequences of making a space your own.
The discussion will center on the changing landscape of North Philadelphia, both demographically and architecturally, and how the local Latino community can adapt.
Join panelist: Professor Lorrin Thomas, author of "Puerto Rican Citizen;" Antonio Fiol Silva, the principal architect for Taller's new building; artists Esperanza Cortés, Dino Vazquez; and Taller ‘s Visual Arts Program Manager, Rafael Damast. Moderator for the discussion is Johnny Irizarry, Director of La Casa Latina at the University of Pennsylvania.