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  • Making a Place
    for Representation

    Seeking ways for communities to reclaim and transform our public spaces,

    making them into places for representation, creativity, and enrichment.

    Photograph of Hartford, CT street by John Christ

"What makes a space public - a space in which the cry and demand for the right to the city can be seen and heard - is often not its preordained 'publicness.' Rather, it is when, to fulfill a pressing need, some group or another takes space and though its actions makes it public. The very act of representing one's group (or to some extent one's self) to a larger public creates a space for representation. Representation both demands space and creates space."  - Don Mitchell

Lucy Larcom Park, Lowell, MA with "Industry, Not Servitude" artwork by Ellen Rothenberg (Photo by John Christ)