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Commonwealth Avenue Mall, "Open House," and the History of Democratic Public Space

Commonwealth Avenue Mall, "Open House," and the History of Democratic Public Space

The Commonwealth Ave Mall was among Boston’s first planned public spaces. But when construction on the Mall began in 1856, it signaled the very beginning of an urban planning renaissance in the city that lasted through the Gilded Age (1870's - 1900). Now it’s the site of Liz Glynn: Open House, enriching it’s already potent message about access to public space.

New contemporary art for the Charles River Esplanade

New contemporary art for the Charles River Esplanade

Esplanade Association and Now + There collaborate to bring a new mural by Silvia López Chavez to Boston’s historic park. The concept for Patterned Behavior takes inspiration from The Esplanade’s immediate environment and the many ways this space is enjoyed day-to-day.

New year, new opportunities for engagement

New year, new opportunities for engagement

2017 is starting strong with some great artist-in-residence opportunities here in the Boston area and further afield. Seeking more experience in public policy, creative placemaking, working with elementary-age students, or immigrant communities? Looking to deepen your socially engaged practice? Keep reading

Faces of Dudley book now available

Faces of Dudley book now available

Yesterday, we brought copies of Faces of Dudley to share with our friends at the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Copies are now available for sale on Blurb for $7.25 so everyone can remember that day when a neighborhood came together in pride.