The Preservation Project

Blk Ivy Thrift and Philadelphia Printworks have partnered on a community activation that pays homage to the historic Civil Rights era and the iconic March on Washington. The collaboration holds a profound mission - to honor the influential social justice movements of the past that have paved the way for our present and future. By commemorating these pivotal moments, we're nurturing a timeline of transformation that guides our journey towards a brighter tomorrow.

"The Preservation Project" is a wheat paste campaign born from the heart of this collaboration. Inspired by the powerful protest signs of the historic March on Washington, this campaign serves as a bridge between the past and the present, echoing the enduring resonance of social justice struggles.

The posters, adorned with updated slogans, thoughtfully mirror the evolution of social justice issues. From racial equity to LGBTQ+ rights, gender equality to climate action, economic parity to pressing concerns, these posters weave the threads of history into our contemporary fabric.






Find these installations in North Philly (18th and Fairmount & Broad & Spring Garden), South Philly (Broad and Wharton), and West Philly (33rd and Powelton), brought to life with the support of street artist Symone Salib.


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