An urban education model that responds to the crisis in community participation and political representation by circulating different ways of thinking and making


A Moving Conversation Along the Linear Mile

Youth researchers organize a walking party from 40th and Walnut to 40th and Wallace Streets to enable relationships across neighborhoods and institutions

Organizing Institutions

People's Emergency Center, PennDesign, Slought


Mixplace Studio, Mixplace Studio Steering Committee

Process initiated


Opens to public



Mixplace Studio (6pm)
4017 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Jannie's Place (7:30pm) People's Emergency Center
617 N. 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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0% Formal - 100% Informal

Mixplace Studio is an educational program focused on gathering and sharing knowledge in West Philadelphia. Our goal is to produce tools that enable relationships across neighborhoods and institutions.

The walking party is a moving conversation, narrated by youth researchers, along the linear mile, which extends from 40th and Walnut Street to 40th and Wallace Street (learn more about linear mile). At each block, youth researchers perform the history of the block, from past to present, with emphasis on shifts in race and ethnicity, socio-economics, and land use.

In 2013, the walking party will take place on Friday, August 16th, from 6 to 8pm. Alternatively, contact us to schedule your own personal walk with a member of Mixplace Studio.

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Performance Schedule

Act 1. "We've got to realize the urgency of the moment!"
at Mixplace Studio, Slought

Act 2. "You've got to get your mind right."
On the Linear Mile (40th and Locust - 40th and Wallace)

Act 3. "Don't wait until tomorrow morning to get in this struggle in Philadelphia!"
At Jannie's Place, People's Emergency Center

All quotes in the performance were taken from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech at 40th and Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, 1965.

Read a transcript of the full speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Locust - Walnut:
Jakai Johnson

Walnut - Chestnut:
Antonio Brell

Chestnut - Market:
Emma Horst-Martz

Market - Powelton:
Darnell Morris

Powelton - Baring:
Staphan Superville

Baring - Spring Garden:
Chanene McCorey

Spring Garden - Green:
Julien Hill

Green - Haverford:
Taiwaan Underwood

Haverford - Lancaster - Wallace:
Angelina Vandever