Come to Upham's Corner Artist Announcement!


Public Kitchen @ "Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)"  

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (CCVA) joins Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI) to present a customized iteration of Living as Form (The Nomadic Version). Free and open to the public, the exhibition surveys groundbreaking works from around the world that together register one of the most important developments in recent art history: the rise in the last twenty-five years of a renewed sphere of artistic practices that blur the lines between art and everyday life in projects emphasizing political concerns, participation, and forms of dialogue.

February 7—April 6, 2014
Main + Sert Gallery

Thursday, February 6
6-8 pm
Opening reception with the artists
with performances by Tomashi Jackson and Caitlin Berrigan

(you can visit their facebook event.)


DS4SI Black History Month Series 2014

We're excited to announce the 3rd annual DS4SI Black History Month Series. This year our theme is "REEL Blackness" This series explores black creativity through film. It's particularly geared to creatives looking to explore or venture into some aspect of video, film, acting, etc.  In addition, we'll conclude the series with a special tribute to Nelson Mandela.and a look forward to how his legacy can create a "regeneration of liberation."

As usual, it will happen every Tuesday night in February and include good food and great conversation. Hope you can join us and our fabulous hosts and presenters!


New Vision Lab video

Vision Lab was the centerpiece of The Praxis Project's Roots & Remedies 2 national gathering in San Antonio, Texas during the summer of 2013. Over two days, Vision Lab brought together the approximately 200 participants and challenged them to imagine a future based on winning the social justice battles of today. For more on this DS4SI creativity lab, click here

And thanks again to the Praxis Project, their Communiities Creating Healthy Environments initiative, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Thanks also to our talented video team Erroll, Eddie and Dave.


Join us to weigh in on Upham's Corner Art Commission!

Come join us and help choose from the five finalists! Below are opportunities to hear directly from the artists and weigh in on what you'd like to see for a permanent art piece for Upham's Corner. (On Tuesday January 21st you can come right to the Studio...)

This process is led by DSNI with partners: Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), the Boston Foundation, Boston Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Boston Public Art Commission, Cambridge Arts Council, Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), the Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC), Fairmount CDC Collaborative, Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, National Trust for Historic Preservation, New England Foundation for the Arts, New Market Business Association, and Upham’s Corner Main Streets (UCMS).

For more information, check out DSNI's Upham's Corner ArtPlace page.