Department of Play

Department of Play

Funding Received: 2015
Boston, MA
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

The three neighboring low-income community hubs of Upham’s Corner, Fields Corner, and Andrew Square are home to diverse immigrant populations with shared narratives of rising housing prices and a loosening sense of community cohesion and identity. Through a community-ledimaginative planning process, Department of Play will create temporary play zones in strategic public spaces along a transit corridor to address this lack of social cohesion among ethnic minorities in Boston, and engage them in the civic unfolding of their rapidly developing neighborhoods. Residents of the three hubs will become more aware of shared neighborhood issues, they will feel empowered to combine resources to tackle these issues, and they will effectively participate and take ownership of community planning processes.


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Jun 24, 2016
For Boston’s first-ever cultural plan, Boston Creates, city leaders intended from the start to hear from as many voices as possible. Read More