Common Space for the People, by the People
Episode 082 • 42 min
How can design rethink the common space to serve the common good?
In this week’s episode, we learn about designing common spaces for the common good. Sam is joined by Ron Mallis, Executive Director of BostonAPP/Lab, which serves as an incubator for new artistic collaborations throughout Greater Boston’s public spaces. CommonSpace/CommonGood is an initiative developed by BostonAPP/Lab in collaboration with Hoverlay, and with inputs and recommendations from Operation P.E.A.C.E. and the Fenway Community Center. Ron talks about his work and seeking ways to build on the voices of neighborhood residents to conceive, design, and implement art for a neighborhood. Later on in the show, they are joined by Daniel Callahan, multimedia artist, designer, and president of Roxbury Cultural District. Together, they discuss how they view the role of public art to transform the ways in which people use and think about public space.
Weekly Dose of Good Design
- This week’s Weekly Dose comes from our Director of Operations, Rachel Boesenberg: Designing Motherhood
- Ron: Ragnar Kjartansson
- Design Museum Everywhere Event: 2022 Annual Meeting
- Resource: Daniel Callahan’s work
- Resource: Nubian Nights
- Place: Arnold Arboretum