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10 x 10 – Walk Around Philadelphia


Categories: Interdisciplinary, Immersive, Workshop

Dates: September 6, 2021 - October 3, 2021

Run Time: 60 mins,360 mins

Venue: THE INTERNET (Digital Shows), 61st St & Baltimore Ave to Wissahickon Regional Rail Station, Wissahickon Regional Rail Station to Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail Station, Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail Station to Fox Chase Regional Rail Station, Fox Chase Regional Rail Station to Somerton Regional Rail Station, Somerton Regional Rail Station to Torresdale Regional Rail Station, Torresdale Regional Rail Station to Bridesburg Regional Rail Station, Bridesburg Regional Rail Station to Pier 68, Pier 68 to PHL Airport, Airport Terminal B/C baggage claim around Hog Island Road to Airport + optional Heinz Wildlife Refuge, Heinz Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to 61st & Baltimore


Where can you find a superfund toxic waste site next to a graveyard? Or a meat processing plant alongside an abandoned graffiti-covered pier? Pipelines, prisons, parks and… cows?

On the perimeter of Philadelphia, of course.

Walk Around Philadelphia invites you to discover the city by walking its edges. You can join a scheduled group, organize your own, or participate in the October 3rd virtual reportback..

For the 8th perimeter pilgrimage of an ongoing series, this year’s walk is divided into ten segments: sign up for just one day, or several.


Each day starts at a different location around the city’s edge. We’ll meet at the starting point, distribute supplies, review guidelines & orient you to the perimeter, and send you off on your adventure.

See the full itineraries with route previews here:

Upon registration, you’ll get access to maps, a packing list, and other resources to prepare. Also included are a limited edition perimeter passport and ticket for the reportback event.

Groups are limited to ~15 participants and will include at least one experienced perimeter-walker. Each ~10-12 mile day takes ~ 5 – 6 hours at a leisurely pace.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. If price is a barrier, please contact the artist.


Digital registration gets you full access to maps and web content as well as a login to the Walk Around Philadelphia discussion forums for route planning and more… From there, you can explore the perimeter at your own pace on your own time!

Gather some friends to explore and join in at the reportback on October 3rd (also in

JJ Tiziou

Jacques-Jean "JJ" Tiziou is an artist, community organizer and licensed massage therapist. He creates public art experiences, hosts house concerts, and has walked the full perimeter of Philadelphia (seven times.)

JJ's two largest works of art celebrate the whole city and intersect in real space:

The 85,000 sq. ft. How Philly Moves mural at PHL International Airport (recognized as one of the nation’s best public art projects by Americans for the Arts) lies on the city's edge, which JJ invites you to discover by participating in Walk Around Philadelphia.

JJ has been intimately involved with the Fringe Festival as it's main photo-documentarian (2003-2007) and the HPM Mural @ PHL Int'l Airport includes images created during JJ's 2008 How Philly Moves Fringe experience.

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