Green Hour: "Streets of Philadelphia: Window Gardening and Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century"

Event Details
Date: 21.12.2023, 12:00 o'clock - 13:00 o'clock 
Location: WZU (innocube), Raum 101, Universitätsstraße 1a, 86159 Augsburg
Organizer(s): Prof. Dr. Simone Müller (Environmental History and Environmental Humanities), Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmidt (Human Geography), PD Dr. Kirsten Twelbeck (WZU)
Topics: Internationales, Geografie, Umwelt und Ökologie, Sprache, Literatur und Geschichte
Series of events: The Green Hour - A Lunchtime Series by the Environmental Humanities
Event Type: Diskussion
Speaker(s): Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sonja Dümpelmann

Today’s window boxes in Philadelphia are a remainder and result of successive window gardening campaigns undertaken by female reformers and activists in the early and mid-twentieth century.

Unearthing this history, this presentation shows how window boxes and their plants were catalysts of neighborhood change, but also helped to camouflage the larger social problems and their causes which only politics and policies colud address.


Felix Burzler

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