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Public Art, Public Memory

What should future monuments look like in your community? “Memorials aren’t memories; they have motives. They are historical; they are not history itself.” – Nate DiMeo  “Monuments inscribe meaning and possibility into our environments.” – Hilary Malson  How do monuments and memorials shape our experience of public space—and how we define whom “the public” includes? How can we reimagine the […]

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Spatial Justice Discussion Series

Spatial Justice Discussion Series CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture Public spaces are not neutral. They are steeped in histories of exclusion and oppression. For many who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color, public space is anything but public.   What does it mean to shape public spaces that support […]

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Arts & Culture Staffing Study

Arts & Culture Staffing Study CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture MAPC Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration Staffing Study: Regional Arts & Culture Responsibilities In the fall of 2019, MAPC launched the Arts & Culture Staffing Study to support municipal and regional capacity building in the areas of arts, culture, design, […]

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MAPC Artist-in-Residence Carolyn Lewenberg

MAPC Artist-in-Residence Carolyn Lewenberg CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture MAPC ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Carolyn Lewenberg Carolyn Lewenberg is a visual artist with strengths in collaborating with government and non-profit entities and engaging at-risk youth in environmentally-responsive sculptural art-making. Lewenberg was the MAPC Artist-in-Residence from April 2017 to November 2018. Since her […]

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MAPC Artists-in-Residence: Hortense Gerardo

MAPC Artists-in-Residence: Hortense Gerardo CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture MAPC ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Hortense Gerardo Hortense Gerardo is a playwright and movement artist as well as a professor of anthropology. Her skills in directing complex artistic collaborations, her commitment to engaging performers of all skills and disciplines, and her rigorous training […]

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Small Steps to Climate Resilience

Small Steps to Climate Resilience CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture Small Steps on Climate Change in Metro Boston Small Steps on Climate Change began as a dance and embodied movement performance intended to inspire Metro Boston to view climate change as an opportunity to create stronger, collaborative, healthier, and more […]

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Climate Perspectives

Climate Perspectives Summary of Findings from Focus Groups with Workers in Construction, Farming, Home Health Care, and Fishing Climate change is already visible across the Metro Boston region, forcing individuals and communities to cope with increasingly severe weather, unpredictable harvests and workplace conditions, and greater risks from vector-borne and heat-related illnesses. The Climate Perspectives project […]

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Watertown Public Arts Master Plan

“Linear Path” mural by Gregg Bernstein with Watertown High School student artists. Photo by Janet Jameson. Credit: Watertown Public Arts and Culture Committee – WPACC Public Arts and Culture Kit Watertown Public Arts Master Plan CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture MAPC Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration 2019 Watertown Public Arts […]

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Malden River Creative Placemaking

Malden River Creative Placemaking CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture MAPC Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration 2019 Malden River Creative Placemaking 2019 Malden River Creative Placemaking In 2019, the City of Malden requested Technical Assistance from the MAPC Arts and Culture Department to conduct a creative placemaking project to share knowledge […]

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Lynn Creative Placemaking

Photo by Rob Larsen, Flickr   Artist: Julia Yubaba Lynn Creative Placemaking CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture MAPC Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration Lynn Creative Placemaking Join the email list! Click Here to Sign Up For Updates MAPC’s Arts & Culture Department is leading the public engagement and selection process […]

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