COSACOSA Resources
Download pdf copies of COSACOSA publications!
Please see the list and links below for specific information.

Please note that many of our print publications include project song/story CDs and/or films on DVD.
Your choice of hardcopy publication (including original digital media) is available with your donation of $20!
(Please specify which publication you would like us to send in the "designation" line.)

Check back periodically for additional downloads, as we continue to digitize our twenty-five years of publications!

Thank you for your support!
Telling Time, Telling Place
a Healing Garden grows in North Philadelphia

includes a project essay by Penny Balkin Bach
and images of the transformation of a vacant lot into a community garden

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Site and Sound
Visions and Voices from North Philadelphia

includes a project essay by Ed Shockley;
Voices of Community, a CD of original songs and poetry; and Visions of Community, a 30 minute film on neighborhood history and hopes on DVD.

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Mask and Metaphor
community explorations of art and cultural identity

includes a project essay by Dit Wah Deng
and We Wear the Mask, a CD of historic and original poetry created by COSACOSA youth.

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Growing, Rising, Exploring, Loving, Sailing, Soaring!
six stories of tile and clay mosaics
at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


includes images of the creation of a six-story high mosaic "poem" with pediatric hospital patients.

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Listening for Dialogue
art for dialogue, understanding and healing

includes a project essay by Miriam Seidel;
a CD of sixteen monologues on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and original poetry and linoleum prints by North Philadelphia youth.

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Opportunity's Gate
community explorations of life's challenges and chances

includes a project essay by James Branch,
images of a whole-school mosaic project, and Opportunity's Gate, a 30 minute DVD of six theatrical vignettes by COSACOSA youth, all about opportunity.

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Memory Mine
the story of one Philadelphia neighborhood
told in multiple art forms


includes a project essay by Elizabeth Terry;
images of community sculpture and website creation; and The Sound of His Voice, a CD examining the role of men in the community.

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Connection
a site-specific installation
for Philadelphia International Airport


includes a project essay by Kimberly Niemela
and images of citywide collaborations among youth to create over 1,200 ceramic objects on the question "What connects us to each other?"

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Safe Harbor
community collaborative sculpture
in a healthcare setting


includes a project essay by Miriam Seidel
and shared stories of healing from
community members of differing ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

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