Dash Marshall

At the beginning of their work on the “civic commons,” The Knight Foundation commissioned us to develop a vision of how the city of Philadelphia might feel if the Civic Commons “won” and became the animating spirit for public spaces and public goods across the city.

Our work is presented as a short film set in the near future where all public assets have been reimagined.

Knight and three other foundations have since launched Reimagining the Civic Commons, a three-year initiative which is investing a combined $40 million USD in Philadelphia, Detroit, Akron, Memphis, and Chicago.

For more on the ideas seen in this film, see this essay on Medium.