Sunbar

Shaw Pong Liu

Teen artist-researchers conducted playful, neighborhood-specific interventions, inviting community members to join us in imagining ways to stay warm and connected with one another during long Boston winters. We explored ideas for building a Sunbar, a mobile, transparent “greenhouse for humans” where folks can soak in the sun during the winter.

We engaged with community members in our individual neighborhoods with creative “staying warm” interventions – for example: creating temporary shelters and offering hot coffee, tea, and hand warmers to people at bus stops. We created YouTube music videos and live performances with recommendations for staying warm based on our community conversations and research.

Boston-based violonist, Shaw Pong Liu creates performance collaborations which interplay improvised music, narration and audience interaction.

Boston-based violonist, Shaw Pong Liu creates performance collaborations which interplay improvised music, narration and audience interaction.