When David Lynch moved to Philadelphia in the late 1960s to attend PAFA, he discovered a city that was both terrifying and inspiring. Explore the neighborhood just blocks away from PAFA that so electrified Lynch’s imagination with two guides: Hidden City’s Peter Woodall and Lynch–and Eraserhood–aficionado, Bob Bruhin. During this one-and-a-half hour walking tour, we’ll delve into the area’s industrial history, as well as the sights and sounds that inspired Lynch’s movies, particularly Eraserhead.
A street-level exploration of Philadelphia’s infamous Callowhill Industrial Historic District with “Walking the Eraserhood” photoessay author Bob Bruhin.
Bruhin will discuss his experiences in this dramatically distressed neighborhood, the forces that inspired his photoessay, and the delicate balance between preservation and improvement in play within the Callowhill District. Brind your cameras and/or phones to document this ever changing historical area!
[Copies of “Walking the Eraserhood” will be avilable at severely discounted prices after the tour.]