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The Village of Arts and Humanities and Monument Lab will lead a collaboration among artists and residents of the Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood of Philadelphia to create a multi-site exhibition that reflects on the notion of community “staying power.” Fairhill-Hartranft is a historically black neighborhood and currently one of the city’s most economically and socially vulnerable areas. Staying Power includes the creation of a neighborhood-based curatorial platform that centers the leadership of community residents as curators, advisors, and makers who will articulate their collective vision for the neighborhood’s future. The project will invite residents to engage with artists based both in North Philadelphia and elsewhere whose work explores questions of power, place, and memory in a collaborative process resulting in monumental sculpture, indoor installations, and storefront activations.