Theme: Narratives of Exclusion
Urbano's 2013 project theme is Narratives of Exclusion: Racial and Cultural Boundaries in the Urban Landscape, inspired by architect and urban planners Interboro Partners' forthcoming book The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion. The writers explore ways in which urban design and architecture influence culture and relationships, and how urban planners can challenge segregation, exclusion, and boundaries between communities. We encouraged our artists to think about their own identities and history, and consider what artists and performers can do to break down geographic and racial boundaries in Boston.
Urbano's 2011-12 project theme was "Disobedience: civil, political, personal, public, and private." We asked teaching artists and teens to consider whether disobedience can become a tool for self-discovery, or social change. We encouraged our adult and teen artists to think broadly about the role and history of disobedience as an artistic tool to question the status quo, reclaim public resources, and transform relationships.
Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Narratives of Exclusion