The Green Sun: A Micro-Symposium

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Icebox Project Space

1400 North American Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Philly-based artist/curators, Ricky Yanas and Kristen Neville Taylor invite you to The Green Sun: A Micro-Symposium,​ a day-long series of artist presentations, activities and panel discussions focusing on the intersection of art and policy as they relate to solar power, the history of energy and possible futures.


COFFEE, LUNCH & SNACKS PROVIDED

SEATS ARE LIMITED

DOORS OPEN @ 9:30AM


This event will serve as a catalyst for bridging dialogue across these communities and generate new ways of thinking about and implementing solar technology. This program will be the starting point for a larger, developing project/exhibition called The Green Sun, which will consider solar power for its practical and narrative potential towards envisioning a healthier, more equitable world (to be installed at Atelier FAS Gallery in September 2019).

Featuring: Swiss artists Roman Keller and Christina Hemauer, NYC aritst, educator & urban planner Aurash Kawarzhad, Philly-based documentarian and sound artist Chet Catherine Pancake, Founder of Solar States (Philadelphia-based solar energy equipment supplier/educator), Micah Gold-Markel, head of Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA)'s Solarize Philly campaign, Laura Rigell, cultural broker/ organizers Nora Elmarzouky & Anthony Giancatarino, and founding director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities Bethany Wiggin.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE

9:30 am- Doors open

9:45 am- Coffee & Introductions

10:00 am- Aurash Kwarazad

10:45 am- Chet Catherine Pancake

11:30 am- Christina Hemaur and Roman Keller

12:00 pm- Lunch

1:00 pm- Breakout Session w/ Nora Elmarzouky & Anthony Giancatarino

1:30 pm- Panel discussion moderated by Bethany Wiggin

3:00 pm- Q & A

3:30 pm- Announcements

3:45 pm- Goodbyes/Thank yous


Sponsored by Penn Treaty Special Services District & Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery Philadelphia.


*Image: No. 1 Sun Engine by Swiss artists Chistina Hemauer and Roman Keller

In their No. 1 Sun Engine, Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller deal with a largely forgotten episode from the early history of the commercial use of solar energy: in 1913, Philadelphia-based engineer and inventor Frank Shuman inaugurated the first large-scale solar power generator in Maadi near Cairo.

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