Our History

Sally Blagg™ was created as a legal entity on March 9, 2017; the entity was initially organized as a biophilic atelier in order to formalize focused investment in local subject matter experts in Historic German Township. As we organized efforts, the need to return to Saura Township became evident; this would become a return to the sacred landscapes where our ancestors are memorialized, to focus on conservation, food access, preservation and environmental stewardship efforts at home before we move forward with any new projects. One of our elders placed this into context for us saying, “you can’t give from an empty cup.” Our team felt that deeply and we are moving inside of that energy now, as we build organizational capacity and restructure our legal entity into that of a faith-based NGO.

Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.

Meet Our Principal Curator

David Rose, P.C.

Since 2008 principal curator David Rose has been convening design teams that live, work and play in post-industrial American port cities. His approach to increasing solutions-oriented media coverage in these areas where he works (beginning with work in the cities of Buffalo, and Brooklyn (NY) as well as the Philadelphia County) borrows from the scholarly fields of critical ethnography, ethnomusicology and pre-contact urban planning. By housing his pre-design efforts amongst urban farmers, artists, veteran families and elder narrative keepers, Rose has been able to work with diverse communities, building diverse teams inside of a cooperative pre-planning process long before speculative land developers raise the necessary funds to begin building. Sally Blagg was created on March 9, 2017, as a biophilic atelier in order to formalize focused investment in local subject matter experts during the pre-design process. We continue to create support for development without displacement efforts after community capacity-building work is complete.

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