Public Art Installation, 1,000 sf
Hansy Better Barraza
Anthony J. Piermarini
Jenyea Tiffany Chang
Ivan Inhwan Tae
A SPACE OF CARE
TRANSFORMING A VACANT LOT
ECONOMIC MOBILITY & CONNECTIVITY
BR+A+CE AND VIETAID
About the Installation
CELEBRATING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF IMMIGRANTS
Tilt-Down Fence created a temporary urban stage and community gathering space that celebrated the societal and cultural contributions of immigrants in Dorchester, one of Boston’s most diverse neighborhoods. Situated across from the Fields Corner bus station, the installation featured a series of seven vertically oriented bamboo ladders which represented upward economic mobility and opportunity. The ladders could also be configured horizontally into woven picnic tables, which activated the community space and provided a practical and thoughtful setting for residents to gather, connect, and support each other. The installation was developed by BR+A+CE in collaboration with local neighborhood organizations and immigrant advocacy groups including VietAID, a local nonprofit focused on improving the lives of Vietnamese immigrants in Dorchester.
BR+A+CE: Building Research + Architecture + Community Exchange is a 501(c)3 non-profit community organization co-founded by the Principals of Studio Luz Architects.