Join N+T Accelerator artists Cynthia Gunadi and Joel Lamere for the opening of their Accelerator project, Lost House.
Lost House converts a vacant city-owned lot at 405 Washington Street in Dorchester’s Four Corners neighborhood into a communal place that honors the site’s forgotten domestic histories. It explores the ever-changing nature of the built environment— what remains or is erased over time, and what future possibilities may be.
The project site is the site of a house that was originally built in the late 19th century and first owned by Amelia R. Damon, superintendent for several years of the South End Industrial School in Roxbury. The home underwent several owners, including, surprisingly, many women, and was ultimately foreclosed and demolished in the 70s. The installation consists of an open, filigreed structure and a communal bench, suggests both the traces of history and a proposal of the future, an object that stands alone but grows richer through the narrative of its site.
To create Lost House GLD worked in partnership with Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Services, United Neighborhood Association, Greater Chamberlain Neighborhood Association, Four Corners Main Street, Pine Street Inn, and various property owners including 407 Washington Street Condominium Trust.