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Reclaimed “River Beasts and Besties!”

Beth from Ethnologica, a research consultancy firm with a focus on community-based ethnography, recently came into The Resource Exchange to find reclaimed materials to use in their storytelling and art workshop River Beasts and Besties. The event, held at The Barn at Bartram’s Garden, was made possible by an Ecotopian Toolkit award from the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities for Ethnologica’s project entitled Monsters of the Deep, Myths for the Future. Ethnologica created this public workshop to: …explore local fears of and hopes for urban waterways as part of their ongoing work researching community conceptions of health and wellbeing. Fear … Continue reading

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Opera Set’s Chance at a Second Life!

Opera Philadelphia is known for identifying extraordinary artists, both established and emerging, and providing opportunities for them to create their most imaginative and inspired work. They recently shared their incredible vision with The Resource Exchange and donated these one of a kind pieces! A recent production, Written on Skin, written by Martin Crimp and composed by George Benjamin, had stunning blue and gold tones throughout the set. Thank you Opera Philadelphia for your donation and for giving these scenery pieces a chance to have a second life in Philadelphia art!

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“Days for Girls” Langhorne PA Team Uses Reclaimed Fabric to Create Hygiene Kits for Girls

In June, The Langhorne PA Team of Days for Girls got reclaimed terry towels from the Resource Exchange to use in creating feminine hygiene kits for girls in need around the world.  Many girls throughout the world do not go to school when they have their menstrual period for lack of resources. Days for Girls strives to “increase access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we’re creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.” As of … Continue reading

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