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Provoking change
by BSA staff / June 1, 2018
Seventh and eighth graders from the Rising Tide Charter School in Plymouth recently spent a morning at BSA Space exploring rising tides. The students are part of a club that focuses on issues of climate change. They came to Boston to learn about--and learn how to design for--sea level rise. Using...
Provoking change
by Karen Robichaud / March 8, 2018
“I’m not here because I’m female. I’m here because I’m qualified,” became a refrain following a screening of Sista in the Brotherhood at BSA Space. Sista is a short film about a black tradeswoman who faces discrimination on a new job site and must choose between...
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...