The Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge Neighborhood Convening, held in South Philadelphia on November 13 and 14, 2015, was a working convening on cooperation, civic engagement, and gentrification. It featured talks and round-tables with neighborhood stakeholders and community members, local and international activists, planners, curators, artists, and politicians.

The convening began with an in-depth presentation of CohStra’s research report on South Philadelphia. Everyone present received a copy of this report, which details a year’s worth of qualitative and quantitative research, as well as narratives about the experiences of CohStra and their neighborhood parnters on the Playgrounds project.

If you missed the convening, you can download the report online for free, as well as its companion publication, Reflections on Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge. Download them here.

Photos by Mike Reali and Steve Weinik.

Major support for Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.