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Stories: Provoking change

Engaging communities + Inspiring vision + Provoking change
by BSA staff / January 5, 2018
On December 12, 2017 nearly 200 architects, designers, and supporters of the BSA Foundation gathered for its annual Fundraising Breakfast. The Breakfast is the Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. This year’s event featured remarks from Austin Blackmon, Chief of Environment, Energy...
Engaging communities + Provoking change
by BSA staff / December 15, 2017
Since 2016, the BSA Foundation has partnered with the City of Boston’s Housing Innovation Lab (iLab) to move the needle on affordable housing in the city of Boston. This partnership has taken many forms: a community workshop that informed a Housing Innovation Competition for city-owned...
Engaging communities + Provoking change
by BSA staff / October 27, 2017
On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 60 leaders from Boston’s nonprofit and municipal communities gathered at BSA Space for a participatory workshop co-hosted with the National Park Service in Boston. The workshop aimed to discover intersections between various community and nonprofit groups and...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision + Provoking change
by Gerard Georges / September 8, 2017
“Hip-hop is modernism’s post-occupancy evaluation.”—Michael Ford, Hip Hop Architecture We recently invited the city of Boston to step outside traditional architecture channels and explore the built environment through a different lens—hip hop. As a long-time supporter...
Provoking change
by BSA staff / July 28, 2017
On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, about 25 members of the BSA community and general public gathered at BSA Space to hear from the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab Summer Fellows about their research projects. This summer, the iLab hosted four Fellows who explored the affordable housing application...
Inspiring vision + Provoking change
by BSA staff / July 21, 2017
On Thursday, July 13, 2017, 30 designers, developers, builders, and students joined the BSA Housing Committee for an informational session and charrette on the City of Boston’s Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) pilot program. This program was presented in partnership with the Mayor’s...