THE LAB IS...

  • a catalyst for new collaborations on behalf of arts in Greater Boston's public places...
    • with and within neighborhoods...
    • with and among artists...
    • with and on behalf of communities, institutions, organizations.

Our wide-ranging series of brainstorming Workshops -- now numbering 31 -- focus on what's needed to imagine, shape, and populate civic spaces...to provide opportunities for participation and co-creation...to gain answers to the question: "What can we do together that we can't do separately?"...

  • and, with your participation, to expand the definition of "we." 

 

what's been INCUBATING AT THE LAB?

  • 6/26 WorkshopRemixing our senses: augmented reality as a tool for civic participation/civic art. With Boston Cyberarts, Emerson's Engagement Lab...and you! Info/registration here!

 

  • 5/4 Workshop notes, along with some emerging ideas -- from a "cocktail soiree" to a multi-faceted sculpture to a "magic mirror" --  on #PublicArtCivilEngagement, with ClimateCreatives, now available here
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  • 3/22 Workshop Notes: "The function of public art is to transform the way people respond to each other" -- the emerging ideas continue to resonate, and are worth revisiting: What are the catalysts that provoke/provide that kind of transformation? Maybe a simple question, asked in a public space, such as: "How did you get here?" Read the responses and reactions, and add your own. And check out the word cloud nearby generated from the Notes. Most definitely, it can...
  • Photos below are from JPPorchfest 2016, where we "prototyped" a still-developing venture, the ArtsCommons -- a shared-pop-up, neighborhood-focused resource for arts in public places. Instead of shipping containers, we deployed shipping pallets, plywood, foam, chalk, and lots of amazing improvisation! Much more to come. (And click on the link above for more details.)

help us answer "what's next...?"

Explore with us. Join us. Put your own creative spin on "what if...?"
Imagine and activate new collaborations, new workshops. 
Work with us to grow the ArtsCommons.

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