Common Boston Festival
17.06.2010 - 27.06.2010
Boston, MA, USA
The week will feature a rich program of more than forty open buildings, neighborhood tours, exhibits, and events concentrated in six "common points" around the city. This year?s festival will focus on the theme of "Where We Connect."
During last year?s Common Boston Weekend, the lack of social, intellectual, and physical connections between neighborhoods was repeatedly cited as an impediment to the sharing of ideas and experiences that could improve the city?s quality of life.
Yet Boston?s physical environment has also been shaped by inspired efforts to connect the diversity of its residents: from the nation?s first public park and its first public municipal library, to the nation?s fourth busiest subway system and contemporary projects like Zumix and the Community Rowing boathouse. Common Boston Week ?10 will explore the places we connect in Boston, with a special focus on open spaces ? including parks, waterfronts, roads, alleys, rooftops, courtyards, and empty lots.
Featured neighborhoods this year are: Chinatown, East Boston, Fort Point Channel, Jamaica Plain, Lower Roxbury, and Uphams Corner. Other special feature events include the Youth Media Project (YMP), the Common Boston Common Build (CBCB) design build competition, a photographic scavenger hunt, the dParty ("d" for design!), and a community forum.