Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

This year I witnessed the annual Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby held on Saturday May 22nd. The goal of the competition is to make the wackiest, most interesting, fun contraption, as opposed to winning a race. The Derby resembled parade floats on bicycles, with individual riders or group collaborations on an artistic theme.

Apparently, Kinetic Sculpture Competitions have been taking place all over the world since 1969. The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, started in 2007, is a celebration of the creativity and sustainable living that runs rampant in the Kensington and Fishtown area in Philadelphia.

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