Finding Beauty in the Commonplace
Thomas Jefferson University
Faculty Advisor: Matthew Tucker
Project Location: Overbrook, Philadelphia, PA
Though often overlooked and inaccessible, vacant urban sites are teeming with wildlife and a special, delicate beauty. These autonomous landscapes that have been cut off and forgotten, provide places to think, walk, and refuel just by being. Finding Beauty in the Commonplace uses this forgotten landscape to build upon the existing history, community, and characteristics of an urban brownfield site in Overbrook, Philadelphia.