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  • 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 [...]

  • Help Build the Award Winning ENfold Pavilion!

    We are looking for volunteers to help assemble ENfold a 500′ glowing ribbon in Frederick Law Olmsted’s Evan’s Way Park, directly across from the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum. The installation has already been recognized by the Boston Society of Architects, as it has been nominated to receive an 2013 Unbuilt Architecture Award. We need your [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Urban Field – Turning the Rose Kennedy Greenway into a Greener Space

    The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a thin ribbon of urban landscape that outlines the edge of Boston’s Financial District.  The Greenway consists of a series of mini parks that are interconnected by a series of paths.  Each park is slightly different from the next; some sections have fountains, while others have benches and wide swatches [...]