Open Source/ Jennie Shanker

RAIR provided a pickup truck’s worth of lumber to Jennie Shanker, who used the material to re-build bleachers at Norris Homes basketball court. As a contributor to the Open Source festival organized by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Shanker engaged with residents of the soon-to-be-demolished Norris Homes, A PHA housing project in North Philadelphia. The Norris basketball court was a critical site for the annual game between between former and current Norris residents. Thanks to the newly built bleachers, current and former residents had a place to congregate to support Norris’ past, present, and future.