Creative Placemaking

Philippa designs creative placemaking projects that bring people together who might not normally meet to engage in dialogue and meaningful interaction. She constructs human-centered activations that facilitate connections between neighbors, reinforce community bonds, and strengthen relationships.

 

SEE / CHANGE

SEE / CHANGE is a video art installation that puts a human face on how population change and economic shifts affect neighborhoods and communities. The installation can be adapted to any neighborhood wishing to shine a light on its residents and to connect them to one another.

In its first iteration, video portraits of community members were projected in storefronts along Lower Georgia Avenue NW during one week in November 2016. Mobile projections took place on a different wall each night. A series of Interviews with residents telling their stories about the neighborhood were posted on seechangdc.com. Discussions, workshops, and gatherings were hosted in locations throughout the neighborhood.

 
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SUPERNOVA

SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival showcased a powerful and lively line-up of public performance art in Rosslyn, VA. SUPERNOVA brought together more than 75 emerging and established local, national and international artists who took to the streets and parks to energize public spaces and engage audiences in unexpected ways. Presented by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by The Pink Line Project’s Philippa Hughes, SUPERNOVA activated Rosslyn’s raw spaces, office lobbies, rooftops, the Metro station, parks and public spaces. 

 
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LUMEN8Anacostia

The Lightbox — powered by Pink Line Project —  shined a celebratory spotlight on DC’s emerging creative community by hosting the launch party of the inaugural LUMEN8Anacostia festival, activating the former Metropolitan Police Department evidence warehouse in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, illuminating the arts, culture, and entertainment emanating from Our Nation’s Capital.