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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...
Engaging communities
by BSA staff / September 1, 2017
Every summer the BSA Foundation, Charles Riverboat Company, and Boston By Foot collaborate to bring 90-minute architecture boat tours to the public. These cruises offer spectacular views of historic and contemporary Boston architecture while providing fascinating information...
Engaging communities
by Rachel Borgatti / August 25, 2017
The BSA Foundation partnered with the Friends of Fort Point Channel in the recent Fort Point Festival. Below is a recep by Friends of Fort Point Channel executive director, Rachel Borgatti. Two years ago, Friends of Fort Point Channel, in collaboration with restaurants and property owners,...
Engaging communities + Grant recipients
by BSA staff / August 18, 2017
For over 30 years the BSA Foundation has awarded grants to support public education programs in Massachusetts related to the built environment. Michael Haggerty—a 2016 grantee—received a grant to support “Spring Cleaning,” a place-making program at...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / August 11, 2017
On ten summer Thursdays, the Highland Street Foundation hosts 10 free Thursday morning programs for Boston’s preschool students in Boston Common at the Tadpole playground. The ReadBoston Storymobile attends each week to bring a storyteller and distribute books to participants. Additional...
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...