UPCOMING and CURRENT
Street Road is pleased to be a partner for the Commonfield convening coming up this Spring in Philadelphia.
October 20, 2018
Reception for Carol Maurer's Walking forward, looking back
Artist's talk: 3:30pm
November 3rd, 2018 @ 11am
Join us at Street Road for a screening and discussion, in the context of Walking Forward, Looking Back.
The documentary is 1 hour long, followed by discussion. The exhibition will be open and Carol Maurer will be present until 3pm.
Sharing a geographic starting point with Walking Forward, Looking Back, this 2017 documentary aims to foster a conversation about climate change and related impacts of sea level rise and erosion, and leverage that conversation into action. The focus, Dorchester County, MD, is already experiencing the future that increasingly faces coastal areas worldwide. This low-lying county on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay is the fourth largest of Maryland’s 23 counties by land area, but it is destined to drop to the 14th largest by 2100 — or sooner — as waters rise and erosion worsens.
Group walks with Carol Maurer in connection with Walking forward, looking back:
November 11th, 2018 @ 12pm
Christiana to Atglen to Christiana
4 mile loop
Meet at The Christiana Underground Railroad Museum:
Further reading (recommended, not required!):
2.7 mile loop
December 8th, 2018 @ 12pm
The Laurels Preserve
4 mile loop
Developed as an evolution of a family real estate business, Street Road Artists' Space hosts projects that relate directly to the problematic, capital-driven activity which produced its possibility. Challenges to received wisdom about property ownership, especially how this relates to social relationships, are the focus.
Located at the crossroads of Street Road and Gap Newport Pike (Routes 926 and 41), our name adopts the richly textured toponym by which we are located: etymologically 'Street Road' derives from the Roman ‘via strata’, or ‘paved road’, thus encoding histories of human-land intertwinings, particularly human impulses to map, posess, and constrain the earth.
The 5-acre site comprises outdoor works, many ongoing, an exhibition space in a renovated 1930s cottage, and occasional projects in two other on-site buildings - an abandoned former mushroom house and an industrial pole barn. In an area that lies between rural farmland, Amish country, horse country, land preservation efforts, towns impoverished by big-box proliferation, and encroaching suburbanization growing out from the cities of Philadelphia, Wilmington and Lancaster, Street Road is a laboratory for the consideration of humans’ multiplicitous relationships with land - past, current and future.