Tracing Public Spaces

Lead Artist: Ana Vargas
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The workshop was based on a project of Professor Antoni Muntadas' Studio Seminar on Public Space and Public Art at MIT. Urbano students searched for public spaces within Jamaica Plain to trace possible walking trails that give meaning to the neighborhood’s cultural identity. After exploring, photographing, and mapping meaningful public spaces in JP, the Young Curators used collected materials as a tool to better understand the public realm and urban design values. Finally, we traced the optimum paths between selected public spaces to create possible walking trails.