A few things to know about Philippa
A few things she has written:
"Regrets of An Accidental Placemaker," Shelterforce, June 19, 2018.
"I'm in a committed relationship. But I'm also single." The Washington Post, September 30, 2015.
"Surviving Breast Cancer With Unabashed Realism," Northern Virginia Magazine, October 2014.
A few talks she has given:
“Creative Placemaking For All” | Tom Tom Summit | April 10, 2019.
"Measuring Social Placemaking One Conversation At a Time" | Placemaking Week 2017 Amsterdam | October 12, 2017.
"Seeing Your Way to Civil Discourse" | TEDxAmericanUniversity | June 22, 2017.
"Sparks Creativity Connects Roundtable" | June 6, 2017.
"Creative Placemaking: SEE/CHANGE" | DC Ideas Fest | May 5, 2017.
"Call To Community" | VisionDC Arts and Urban Innovation Summit | April 24, 2017.
"Promoting Civil Discourse By Reaching Across the Political Divide" | School of International Service, American University | April 19, 2017.
"Creating Compassion and Empathy Through Art" | St. John's Norwood Adult Forums | February 12, 2017.
"SEE/CHANGE: How Portraiture Can Increase Empathy and Spark Dialogue” | National Portrait Gallery Lunchbag Seminars | February 9, 2017.
“Reimagining Real Estate as a Catalyst for Community Development” | City First Foundation “Commerce, Culture, and Community Investment” Conference | October 5, 2016.
A few articles that have been written about her:
Big Ideas For Better Places Podcast, "Philippa Hughes: Experimental Art & Social Placemaking," with Bradley Stephens (January 23, 2018).
CityLab, “Encouraging Neighbors to See Eye To Eye,” by Jessica Leigh Hester (November 17, 2016).
Bmore Art, "US + THEM = U.S.: Finding Common Ground In a Divided Nation," by Michael Iacovone (February 9 ,2017).
Origin Magazine, “100 Top Creatives” (March/April 2015).
Metro Connection on WAMU 88.5, “Philippa Hughes: A D.C. Artist Living Like Her Hair Is On Fire,” by Rebecca Sheir (January 24, 2014.)
The Washington Post, “Together, Patron and Artist Endure a Live-In, Week-Long Performance Art Project,” by Kriston Capps (May 16, 2011).
Capitol File, “Home Story, An Art Lover’s Sanctuary,” by Jackie Kucinich (May 4, 2011).
Washington City Paper, “The Philippa Collection,” by Kriston Capps (October 22, 2010).
Southern Living, “Insider’s Guide to Buying Art for Less,” by Christie Findlay (September 2010).
BBC World News America, “Why art galleries are embracing the internet,” by Jane O’Brien (September 9, 2010).
Town & Country, “A Monumental Change,” by Annie Groer (November 2009).
The Washington Post, “’08 Fall Arts Preview: The Cultural Crowd’s Refreshing Faces: Remaking the Scene,” by Lavanya Ramanathan (September 14, 2008).
A few art projects she has imagined and produced:
Hello, Neighbor! Video portraits capturing the spirit of the Southwest neighborhood through storytelling and memory sharing.
A (GOOD) AMERICAN) Art exhibit in which seven artists examined the immigrant experience in America and examined what it means to be a good American. The artists used the interior and exterior spaces of the Heurich House Museum, the historic home of 19th century German immigrant Christian Heurich, as backdrop and inspiration.
The Van Ness Social Club A new-fashioned town square and social gathering where millennial and elderly neighbors can get to know each other in dance and unexpected social interaction.
IF YOU LIVED HERE An interactive, site-specific installation that explores the meaning of home through personal reflection and within historical and archaeological context.
Us + Them = U.S. Finding Common Ground In a Divided Nation A co-curated visual response to the division our country faces, in which artists and activists examine and investigate our nation’s current political and cultural rift and explore how we can find a collective understanding through contemporary art-making methods
SEE/CHANGE Temporary creative pacemaking video art and community engagement project that put a human face on how population change and revitalization are affecting the Park View and Pleasant Plains neighborhoods of lower Georgia Avenue.
Supernova International performance art festival over three days throughout the streets and underused spaces of Rosslyn, Virginia.
LUMEN8Anacostia: Temporary arts and culture festival in underutilized spaces.
Cherry Blast I, II, III, IV, and V Annual alternative, multi-media art and music events in raw spaces throughout DC. An official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
White Party Art, dance, games, and technology in an interactive experience at The Phillips Collection.
North Capitol Main Street Art Walk Summer-long showcase of sculptures placed in front yards of residences along a main street in the Bloomingdale neighborhood.
ZestFest Pop-up performing arts sidewalk festival over 10 days.
A few organizations she has supported:
Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground, Board Chair.
Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, Board Member.
MakeDC, Advisory Board.
DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Commissioner (2008-2013).
The Awesome Foundation, Trustee.
PostClassical Ensemble, Board Member (2012-2013).
Flashpoint Gallery, Advisory Panel (2008-2010).
Arlington Arts Center, Board and Catalyst Committee (2009-2011).
Taffety Punk, an alternative theater company dedicated to making theater smart and affordable founded by DC actors, Board Member.
Barrelhouse Magazine, an alternative literary magazine of pop flotsam and cultural jetsam founded by DC writers, Board Member.
Washington Film Institute, Board Member.
The Studio Visit, a web journal dedicated to contemporary visual artists and their process, Board Member.
A few honors that have been bestowed on her:
Washington City Paper Best Arts Blog.
Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar.
The Washington Post’s Favorite D.C. Arts Tweeter.
DC Humanities Council, Distinguished Service to Humanities Award.