Street Road Reading Group
In addition to our Little Free Library Book Club, Street Road hosts occasional Reading Groups in connection with our exhibitions and projects.
2021 — bi-monthly Zoom and ongoing Slack group
In connection with our Clouded Title project, join our Zoom sessions and / or our Slack, for an ongoing discussion of the interrelationships between ownership, land ownership, decoloniality, aesthetics, and more. We'll be reading related material together and sharing recommendations and resources. This is also a space for our community to share their own current work - whether in the arts or in other fields - in relation to the discussion.
More information here.
Email us to join the Slack group.
Summer 2018 Reading Group
In connection with the current exhibition, Clouded Title, join us for a two-session discussion of The Rights of Nature: a legal revolution that could save the world by environmental lawyer and academic David R. Boyd (a participant in Clouded Title).
Location: Street Road's new Little Free Library
1016A Gap Newport Pike, Cochranville, PA, 19330
Copies are available to check out from the Little Free Library.
Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 10:30-12pm
Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 10:30am - 12pm
Spring/Summer 2016 Reading Group
In conjunction with the exhibition 7000 Acres, Street Road will host a two-session discussion Last Harvest: from Cornfield to New Town: Real Estate Development from George Washington to the Builders of the Twenty-First Century, and Why We Live in Houses Anyway by architectural critic Witold Rybczynski. The book examines the process of suburban development and its implications, focusing specifically on the creation of New Daleville, a community located close to Street Road and within the bounds of Londonderry Township, the focus of 7000 Acres, our May-July exhibition on our township's history, with materials crowd-sourced from local residents.
Saturday, June 4th | 11am-12:30pm - Parts 1 and 2
Saturday, June 25th | 11am-12:30pm - Part 3 and Postscript
Fall 2015 / Winter 2016 Reading Group
Over the course of four evenings in the Fall and Winter of 2015/2016, we will convene to discuss Claire Bishop’s influential publication Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship. Originating in a controversial column for Artforum, Bishop’s text interrogates the social impact of art involving explicit audience participation, offering an unorthodox and thought-provoking analysis of its influence.
November 5th | 5:30-7pm - Introduction, Chapters 1-2
December 3rd | 5:30-7pm - Chapter 3&4
February 18th | 5:30-7pm - Chapter 5-9
Please email us to join our reading group-specific email list.