Nomadic Civic Sculpture

Lead Artist: Salvador Jiménez-Flores

Since 2016, the Urbano Fellows and lead artist, Salvador Jiménez-Flores have designed and developed the Nomadic Civic Sculpture, an interactive and adaptable mobile sculpture used to explore themes of The Common and The Other. In each iteration, the project allowed the fellows to share stories, observations and research from one part of Boston to another.


Nomadic Civic Sculpture 4.0

Nomadic Civic Sculpture 4.0 is a multi-media mural that encapsulates the history, essence, and current struggles of the Egleston community. The exterior walls of the sculpture illustrate a graffiti mural that was inspired by the local group of Hispanic youth artists known as the X-Men. The mural depicts an abstract map of Egleston as well as the concerns of rising gentrification and displacement.

Incorporating previous projects from Urbano Project, the inside of the sculpture contains various personal anecdotes from community members of Egleston. In collaboration with MIT, we have installed an Open Book where everyone is welcome to share their voice and read the voices of others.

Nomadic Civic Sculpture 4.0 will introduce Egleston, it’s communities, and pressing regional concerns, to other parts of Boston as well as act as an opportunity to bring people from the neighborhood together. Bringing the Nomadic Civic Sculpture to various places around the city will ensure the voices of an unheard community will be recognized all across the city of Boston.


Nomadic Civic Sculpture Interventions and Events