Boston APP/Lab Forum on Art in Public Places Focuses on Magazine Beach

21 Jan

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Boston APP/Lab Forum  Tuesday Jan. 28th, 6:30pm at BSA Space (290 Congress St., Boston)

Lessons from Cambridge’s Magazine Beach Project: What can we do together that we can’t do separately?

Great session. Here are the notes:

A COMPLEX INITIATIVE with many parts and many players is underway at Magazine Beach to restore both the 1818 Magazine itself and the riverside open space that surrounds it.  This is a significant case study about aligning the art, the public, and the place on a critical site, with participants ranging from the nearby neighborhood association to State government and agencies to artists to non-profits. While much has been accomplished, much remains to be done. Join BostonAPP/Lab: Art in Public Places on January 28, 6:30PM, at BSA Space, to examine this particular “intersection” of art, politics, and economics, and to participate in provoking new ideas not only about Magazine Beach but about other possibilities and other projects. The “lead provocateurs” are: Evan Hines (Director of Development, State Department of Conservation and Recreation); Rep. Jay Livingstone, 8th Suffolk District, Massachusetts House; Rob Trumbour, Director, ArtForming; Renata von Tscharner, Founder and President, Charles River Conservancy; Cathie Zusy, Chair, Magazine Beach Committee, Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association.

Ron Mallis and Lillian Hsu, Co-chairs, Boston.APP: Art in Public Places

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