IN-SIGHT Boston is a multiplatform, community research and digital media program that examines “access” and “equality” informed by critiques of incarceration policies.
In 2017 I was an Artist-in-Residence with Mayor’s office and Boston Centers for Youth & Families and in collaboration with Blackstone Community Center in South End we I launched IN-SIGHT Boston. My artist residency was centered on the role of community members as creative collaborators bringing together city and academic institutions. Three new media/art programs were developed and launched at Blackstone Community Center involving over 130 participants of all ages from the community. Many colleges students also took part in different capacities from curriculum building to teaching, and from running workshops to documentation. Some of the colleges were Bunker Hill Community College, Emmanuel College, MassArt, Mt. Holyoke and Emerson College.
Additional programs included a series of public community workshops that ran at the Center by 35 Emmanuel College students from an Art and Social Justice class. The culmination of these experiences was shared with the public in a participatory media installation at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 2017, at the heart of the community where the work was produced.
IN-SIGHT Boston is a chronicle of visual poetry of intimate spaces based on personal narratives and life experiences of community members, community providers and civil servants.
IN-SIGHT Boston aims to bring greater understanding about the social fabric of our cities, while placing marginalized populations and underrepresented stories at the focal point.
IN-SIGHT Boston aims to generate social engagement and social impact by initiating dialogue between virtual and physical spaces to contemplate issues pertinent to our society, while placing family, children, and human emotions at the center of the project.
IN-SIGHT BOSTON @DUDLEY AFTER DARK
Find IN-SIGHT Boston table and join us for art activities, color maps of Boston, sound recordings, singing lullabies and voice your opinion on the Dudley Square Triangle, Judge Gourdin Park (intersection of Dudley, Shawmut, Washington and Malcolm X)
We hope to tap into personal memories and childhood experiences to create a common emotional space and to contemplate on how to address the issue of violence and its impact on our communities.
IN-SIGHT Boston table from 6-8 pm. Other activities include: Music, community resources and food from 7-8. Movie screening at 8.
IN-SIGHT BOSTON @ JP PORCHFEST
Join us for an afternoon of music and participatory art activities. Sing lullabies, paint and color maps of Boston, engage in conversations and voice your opinion. We hope to tap into personal memories of the community members and their childhood experiences to create a common emotional space in which we can contemplate on how to address the issue of violence and its impact on our society.