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  • Undulated Inundation by Anthony DiMari

    Anthony DiMari, one of my most inspired contributors, a true visionary, two-time SHIFTboston competition finalist, and graduate from the Harvard GSD has just completed ‘Undulated Inundation’ a permanent land art installation in Hadley, Massachusetts. Anthony’s installation — recipient of the Riverscaping Competition Grant — truly exhibits his ability to capture and magnify the most subtle [...]

  • Working Side by Side to Help Rural Rwanda: The Masaro Project by the GA Collaborative

    This captivating story landed in my mailbox two weeks ago from Michael Beaman of the GA Collaborative – a non profit organization composed of designers and educators from Syracuse, Harvard and RISD – in Boston and Syracuse, New York.  I was so moved after reading about this compassionate effort to improve living conditions in rural Rwanda that I’m delighted to share it.  I hope this project [...]

  • floatyard: it takes a good story to make an idea valuable

    When you see an exciting idea do you ever look beneath the surface to find the story behind it? If we were able to examine the actual process that gave birth to the idea, we would find layer upon layer of small stories. These little anecdotes are the foundation of the idea. Stories not only play [...]

  • Reprogramming the City: An interview with Curator scott Burnham

    Have you ever envisioned how one might re- purpose a parking machine or a utility storage box? How about using billboards to distribute fresh water?  Or perhaps getting a healthy dose of ultraviolet light at the bus stop during those harsh, dark winter months? Reprogramming The City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure a new exhibition at the [...]