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The Fallacy and Futility of Fixity

Clouds rolling into Ptown on July 2. The Fallacy and Futility of Fixity Reflection by Dan Koff, Regional Arts and Culture Planner It was June 30, 2021, and the show had already started as we slid into our third-row seats at Provincetown’s Crown and Anchor. Local legend Dina Martina was singing “It’s Raining Them,” a […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Equity of Wealth and Health

Health, equity, and prosperity: there are three strands of a single system, braided tightly together. Read this new original comic by Dorchester’s Ludgy Jean-Baptiste to learn and share the basics. This comic was created as part of MetroCommon 2050 and is free for use by planners, policy-makers, and others to use as a tool to […]

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MAPC Leads Public Art Selection in Lynn

The votes are in, and the Lynn community has chosen Kevin Orlosky’s Laces of Lynn as the city’s newest public art installation, Mayor Thomas M. McGee announced today. Orlosky’s proposal was one of five final concepts for the “Lynnstallation,” a piece of public art to be installed at the Mt. Vernon Street Plaza.

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MAPC Releases Toolkit for Tackling Rising Temps with Art

MAPC Releases Toolkit for Tackling Rising Temps with Art As cities across the country experience more frequent and intense weather events due to climate change, the arts offer opportunities to support cities’ climate resilience efforts. Flooding, hurricanes, extreme heat: collaborations with artists and creatives can address these concerns and more.  How? Artists can impact the […]

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Arts and Equity at MAPC: Reimagining the Region

As the pandemic transformed everything about MAPC’s place-based work, staff sought new ways to process and understand what we were going through. We sought ways to reflect and be in conversation about uprisings for racial justice unfolding across the country, including in the cities and towns we call home in Greater Boston. What did it […]

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Interview: Chinatown Story Cart

Photo Credit Mel Taing Chinatown Story Cart An Interview with Crystal Bi Wegner and Lily Xie Developed in partnership with Asian Community Development Corporation, Chinatown Story Cart is a participatory public art project that collects stories from the Boston Chinatown community and showcases it in visual media. Responding to Boston Chinatown’s history as a community […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Short Film: Living Together

“Our region thrives when its people do, and our people thrive when their families and social networks are strong, and when their schools, governments, and jobs support them.” In Mariona Lloreta’s new short film, “Living Together,” residents of Cambridge, Framingham, Natick, Quincy, and Somerville reflect on why they live where they do, their experiences living […]

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Announcing MetroCommon May

MetroCommon 2050 is the next land use and policy plan for the people who live and work in Greater Boston. At its core will be bold, actionable recommendations. These recommendations – especially for state and local government – will play a critical role in reaching our goals in the next 10, 20, and 30 years.   […]

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MAPC Teams Up With Artists on COVID Communications

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will work with artists to reach underserved communities with COVID-related public health messages, including the importance of getting vaccinated. Over the next few months, nine artists and artist teams will create posters, videos, postcards, public art, comic strips and other accessible artworks that can be used by health agencies, […]

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MAPC Teams up with Artists on COVID Communications

MAPC Teams Up with Artists on COVID Communications For immediate release: Friday, March 26, 2021  The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will work with artists to reach underserved communities with COVID-related public health messages, including the importance of getting vaccinated. Over the next few months, nine artists and artist teams will create posters, videos, postcards, […]

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