WHO IS THE PUBLIC? 

WHAT IS THE PLACE?

HOW CAN ART REFLECT -- AND REFLECT ON -- BOTH? 

OUR WORKSHOPS

BostonAPP/Lab hosts issue-and-action Workshops, informed by the interplay of the art, the public, and the place. The Workshops seek to provide a forum in which to poke and probe for new, robust, and dynamic collaborations that strengthen and sustain arts in Greater Boston’s public places. 

To date, the Lab has produced nearly three dozen of these collaborations – “brainstorming hubs” for discussion, for experimentation, for making art – that in turn have attracted nearly 500 participants. In designing and facilitating these workshops, the Lab has engaged, as co-leaders, nearly 60 representatives of arts organizations, city and local agencies, individual artists, designers, schools, and universities. Areas of focus have included technology, urban design, and community-building, among others.

Do you have any ideas for a future workshop?

CULTIVATING COLLABORATION

Implicit in each of the Lab's Workshops is the emphasis on the phrase: Who's the public? Where's the place? How can art reflect both? 

 

Below is a look at one of our earlier workshops, which provided the impetus for what eventually became the ArtsCommons, while seeking to respond to these questions.

PAST WORKSHOPS ​

HONORING IMMIGRANT NARRATIVES THROUGH ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

April 29, 2019

FACILITATING MOVEMENT IN PUBLIC SPACE

January 28, 2019

FOR CHARLESGATE PARK AND BEYOND...ART+DESIGN FOR ACCESSIBILITY IN PUBLIC SPACES

November 05, 2018

ART IN THE PUBLIC REALM: FORGING, REFLECTING, INFORMING URBAN IDENTITIES

January 20, 2018

AUGMENTED REALITY

June 26, 2017

MAKING PUBLIC ART FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

May 04, 2017

THE FUNCTION OF PUBLIC ART IS TO TRANFORM THE WAY PEOPLE RESPOND TO EACH OTHER

March 22, 2017

CATALYSTS FOR CREATING NEW -- AND STRENGTHENING EXISTING -- SOCIAL NETWORKS

November 30, 2016

CIVIC INNOVATION, DIGITAL MEDIA, & ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES

October 04, 2016

FACING HISTORY: ENRICHING BOSTON'S HISTORIC PLACES THROUGH ART

July 27, 2016

FROM APPS TO ART IN PUBLIC PLACES: CODING FOR CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND SPIRITS

May 05, 2016

BOSTON APP/LAB GOES TO BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY'S STEAM LAB

February 23, 2016

FOOD & ARTS: A MARRIAGE IN THE PUBLIC MARKET

January 26, 2016

ARTSCOMMONS ON THE GROUND

December 15, 2015

ARTSCOMMONS IN THE COMMUNITY

November 24, 2015

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES: LET'S FACE THE MUSIC

October 27, 2015

CREATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING: INSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATION, PUBLIC RESULTS

September 29, 2015

THE CITY AS ART: DESIGN AS CATALYST FOR ART IN PUBLIC SPACES

June 23, 2015

DESIGN IN COLLABORATION: RE-IMAGINING PLACES THROUGH ART AND COMMUNITY

May 13, 2015

ART AS PLAY: WHAT, WHERE, FOR WHOM?

March 26, 2015

ARTSCOMMONS AND THE THREE P'S: PHYSICAL STRUCTURE, PROGRAMMING, PARTNERSHIPS

February 18, 2015

MAKING THE ARTSCOMMONS COME ALIVE: HOW? FOR WHOM?

December 10, 2014

ARTSCOMMONS: SHARING RESOURCES & LINKING DISCIPLINES TO CREATE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

November 12, 2014

OPEN WEB, ART, AND THE CIVIC REALM

September 30, 2014

INTERSECTION OF TECHNOLOGY AND ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

June 10, 2014

MORE THAN PIPES: ENRICHING PUBLIC SPACES THROUGH VIRTUAL, SOCIAL, AND PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

April 30, 2014

ART AND DESIGN AS PRACTICAL SOCIAL ACTION

March 25, 2014

BEYONE THE ONE-SHOT DEAL: ART IN PUBLIC PLACES, NEW DEVELOPMENT, AND THE LONG VIEW

February 25, 2014

LESSONS FROM CAMBRIDGE'S MAGAZINE BEACH

January 28, 2014

TACTICAL URBANISM/TACTICAL ART

November 06, 2013

AN ARCHITECT, AN ARTIST, AND A DEVELOPER WALK INTO A BAR

September 23, 2013

MAKING IT HAPPEN: WHO NEEDS TO KNOW HOW TO BRING ART TO GREATER BOSTON'S PUBLIC PLACES

June 27, 2013

PUBLIC ART MEETS URBAN DESIGN

April 18, 2013

CREATIVE STRATEGIES/PRACTICES/COLLABORATIONS

March 26, 2013

COLLABORATION AT NEIGHBORHOOD SCALE

February 26, 2013

BUILDING A NETWORKING/COMMUNICTION STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

January 22, 2013

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