47 Stories

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: 47 Stories
Photo Credit: Steve Weinik
Lead Artist(s):

Contributing Artist(s):
Laura Deutch
http://crackingopen.org

Description:

47 Stories focuses on the SETPA's 47 bus, a route that runs from north to south, connecting diverse Philadelphia communities along the way. This project reimagines the 47 bus as a vehicle for introducing passengers to Philadelphia. Images on the bus show places that are important to members of communities who live and work along the route, while quotations reveal what interviewees love and value about the city. The bus brings the voices, stories, and experiences of Philadelphians together, creating a space for reflection on our shared histories. Through its powerful imagery and quotations, 47 Stories demonstrates that “we are all migrating together.” As part of their interviews, the artists asked riders what songs they would put on a playlist for the 47. Visit 8tracks.com/ldeutch/47-stories for a playlist of their answers. The artists also designed a bus route schedule/brochure for the project available here: www.muralarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/47-stories-brochure.pdf

PROJECT LOCATION

Transit System
Whitman Plaza to 5th and Godfrey; 47 Stories is an installation on the external surfaces and inside a public transit bus.
SEPTA Route 47 Bus
Philadelphia, PA
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Mural Arts Philadelphia
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Mural Arts Philadelphia
SEPTA
PROJECT DETAILS

Temporary
20,000
under $50K
Private
Installation, Mixed Media
Mixed Media, Mural, Panels
2016
2017