When triple deckers were first built in Boston, they provided a number of families the opportunity to, when purchasing a building, rent the remaining units in order to pay off their mortgage. Many rented homes were offered to close or extended family members, and overtime, it became a way for multiple families to cohabitate within a single triple decker, building relationships over time.
This exhibition invites a larger audience of residents,
from those in the targeted triple decker rich neighborhoods, to design professionals and enthusiasts to visit the BSA Space, and share their own stories and experiences with triple deckers and possible new ways to re-integrate them into the fabric of the city. This exhibition is supported by the work produced by
Wentworth Institute of Technology
architecture students through their conceptualization of Future Deckers; recorded and transcribed community conversations with residents in triple decker dense neighborhoods in partnership with Local Voices Network, multi-medium images created by local artists, among other items.