East Somerville Peace Quilt

East Somerville Main Streets, the business association for one of Somerville’s most vibrant and least wealthy neighborhoods, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to do cultural placemaking through a series of outdoor performances and art projects....

Prevention Billboard

After a successful quilt project for the national Above the Influence (ATI) campaign, the youth peer leadership group from the Boston neighborhoods of Allston and Brighton worked with Connection Lab to design an ATI billboard using cut paper. They thought about the...

Data Mural in Brazil

In 2014 Connection Lab was invited to Minas Gerais in Brazil to lead a group of High School students in developing a mural by analyzing data that the school collects about its students. The mural process was intended to increase the students’ data literacy, to make...

Food Security Data Mural

To create one of the first data murals ever, Connection Lab partnered with the Somerville Food Security Coalition. Conenction Lab led the coalition’s members in looking at qualitative and quantitative data that they had collected about food security in the city,...

Head Start Data Mural

In 2013 the Head Start in Somerville Massachusetts had just moved to a new office. The office had white walls and despite a few toys on the floor, the entryway wasn’t very welcoming. The organization was also involved in a collaborative grant to collect data about the...