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Public Trust finished its three-week run in Copley Square, September 11-17, 2016. Close to 400 people made promises, surrounded by monuments to learning, faith, and commerce. Every promise was a profound reminder of the power of our words in a time when words really do matter.
Public Trust moved to its second location in Kendall Center, September 3-10, 2016. Almost 300 promises were made by visitors around the globe. Here's a small sampling of the imagination and friendship we experienced in Kendall.
Public Trust, launched in Dudley Square, Roxbury, MA on August 27, 2016, made over 300 Bostonians' promises public. This small sampling of the thoughts and images shared during its seven-day run in Dudley illustrates the bold and heartfelt promises given and a timely conversation.
What went into making each promise at Public Trust? A promise is a labor of thought, love, intention, and--at Public Trust--conversation. And then there was the 16' x 16' billboard where each promise was displayed alongside the day's headlines, and the tables each participant sat at to create their promise.
Many people coming to make promises at Public Trust have found out through local media. "I heard about this on NPR!" For your reading and viewing pleasure, here's a roundup of some of the press coverage of Public Trust throughout Greater Boston.
"When Melania Trump stared straight into the camera and said, “My word is my bond,” and those words were stolen — whose bond was it? Were the words binding at all? Did that constitute a public promise? What value do any of our words have, and has that value wavered over time?" -- More from WBUR's Joyce Kulhawik's video coverage of Public Trust in Dudley Square
Hundreds of promises—literally—have been made at Public Trust so far at Dudley Square and Kendall Center. Today marks the halfway point of the artwork, which ends in Copley Square on September 17, and we're taking a moment to pause and reflect on some of the promises and participants who've made an effect on all...
Guest blog post by artist Paul Ramirez Jonas explaining the experience of Public Trust, from first encounter to making a promise public.