- Working through the outcomes of an idea-rich "#CivicArtsCivicLife" workshop October 4 at, and with senior staff from, Emerson's Engagement Lab and Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics: "Civic Innovation, Digital Media, Arts in Public Places." Check out the Notes and share your own responses -- about citizen collaboration, public spaces, and more -- via email@example.com.
- Postponed event at Mildred Hailey Apartments, Jamaica Plain: ArtsCommons ArtsFest: new date, new details soon!
- Provocative opinion piece in latest October issue of Metropolis by Kjetil Thorsen, cofounder of Snohetta: "The next great public spaces will be indoors."
- Our blogposts are open for your comments: don't hesitate!
What we do
BostonAPP/Lab, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is dedicated to incubating new collaborations on behalf of arts in Greater Boston's public places.
Through our workshops, now numbering 27, and our emerging projects, we are constantly looking to answer...
Who is the public? What is the art? What do we have? What do we need? How are we going to get it?
Explore with us. Join us. Support us.
Help us expand the definition of we.
WHAT'S INCUBATING AT THE LAB?
Be sure to check out the extensive workshop notes here: there continues to be much food for thought and action, up to and including our most recent discussion/brainstorming focused on Historic Boston, Inc. And we definitely want your feedback! firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're in the early planning stages for a November workshop: "The Healing Arts in Public Places" (working title). More news as it breaks.
Images and memories from ArtsCommons @ JP PorchFest 2016
On and right next to the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral -- the center of JP's "Little Havana" -- the Lab made unique use of shipping pallets to create performance/art-making spaces. Included were two groups: Code Listen organized by Shaw Pong Liu, a Boston Artist-in-Residence, and IN-SIGHT Boston, Con Moto, organized by Rashin Fahandej, a documentary film-maker affiliated with MIT's Open Doc Lab. In addition, LMerchie Frazier, another Boston Artist-in-Residence, organized a "PowerUp Collage" participatory event engaging members of the community in creating small, three-dimensional works focused on...commumity!