The Sanctuary atmosphere concluded that there is no singular definition of sanctuary (i.e. what is sanctuary for one person might not be the same for another). As such, their activities in the city in 2017 sought to embody a dynamic understanding of sanctuary that expressed various models of self-care, asylum, and refuge. In order to realize this site of embodied sanctuary, the Sanctuary collaborators brainstormed what their notions of an ideal safe-space could look like, even if such a space only exists outside the bounds of reality. Through 2017, the Sanctuary atmosphere continued to focus on the intimate, personal ways in which individuals across the city create their own sanctuaries that help them to survive and thrive in Philadelphia.

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