Quiet Circus: River Charette
Headlong and Philadelphia Contemporary



The Quiet Circus is a yearlong project by Philadelphia Contemporary and Headlong which considers questions of development and decay, land and water, industry and gentrification through 36 performances including a series of River Charrettes which take the form of public performances and participatory conversations at various sites along Philadelphia’s waterfronts. RAIR was pleased to host the second River Charrette, a silent walking tour and interactive performance dialogue, at Revolution Recovery. Presented amidst the site’s mountains of demolition waste and recycled materials, the second River Charrette addressed issues of environmental sustainability against a backdrop of urban industry near the banks of the Delaware River.