Now + There’s 2018 - “Common Home”

In 2018 we unveiled eight public artworks that explored memory and power, leisure and consumption, and collective responsibility in our common public spaces and our most common home, the earth.

These diverse projects tackled issues of gentrification, incorporated music and digital art, and sparked conversation and wonder in underloved and unexpected places.


Patterned Behavior


Silvia López Chavez
Through september 2019

Silvia López Chavez was given the creative freedom to re-imagine a utilitarian concrete environment into one that sparks new connections with a bright, striking mural that echoes the beauty, diversity, and energy of The Charles River Esplanade and of Boston. Patterned Behavior was commissioned by the Esplanade Association and curated and produced by Now + There.

>> Located on the Charles River Esplanade near the Mass Ave. Bridge. 

The Charles River Esplanade is a place where many people and many things intersect and can connect in meaningful ways. That really speaks to me, since I am always striving to create art that builds connections.
— Silvia López Chavez

Art for Our Common Home 2018

In 2018 Now + There presented eight thought-provoking projects exploring themes of responsibility and power, memory and recorded history, and the use and enjoyment of our common spaces. Watch and see how we are sparking change in Boston.