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  • Hi! From the South End – Boston

    Recently, Rosie Weinberg, Natalie Zanecchia, and Kathi Bahr – 3 local artists embarked on a call for artists. The trio submitted a proposal to Common Boston for an installation of 15 concrete Hi’s along the neighborhood boundary of the South End – both delineating the space, and welcoming people. They spent a little over a [...]

  • GLOW Competition Update!

    The GLOW Competition first phase is complete and we will present the work of the three finalists this week! The three finalist teams are now beginning to work with Michael Chabot of Boston Light Source and John Powell of Light Boston to develop lighting specifications and on-site logistics plan. SHIFTboston is giving each team two [...]

  • Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France – Opens and Receives European Award

    During the 15th and 19th centuries, many ports in Europe were used in the slave trade. During the 18th century,  the city of Nantes, France became France’s largest slave port. In 1848 slavery was abolished in France, but it was not until the 1990s that Nantes began to acknowledge its role in slave trade. Earlier [...]

  • Thank you!

    Thank you to all who attended last night’s GLOW Forum at the BSA! Stay tuned to hear who won the competition – the winner will be announced in the summer!