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In 2013, two-dozen Philadelphia schools were shuttered by city authorities in an effort to close a budget deficit. In response to these closings, Temple Contemporary has commissioned artist Pepón Osorio to create a new installation specifically addressing the loss of the Fairhill Elementary School in North Philadelphia, not far from Temple University.

Osorio and a group of teachers, students, parents and neighbors will gather with objects from the recently closed Fairhill classrooms as they are brought onto Temple’s campus, where the objects will be incorporated into an unconventional, participatory installation inside a Tyler School of Art classroom that will open August 21, 2015 and continue throughout the academic year.

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reForm is supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.