Mosaic Mandalas for Healing

Mandalas, circular patterns of shapes and colors, are complex, beautiful, and meditative. Connection Lab worked with the Guidance Center of Riverside Community Care to support a community of women who are survivors of trauma to make a large collaborative mandala using...

Identity and Community

Exploring identity is an important way to strengthen bonds between groups and to build partnership. Second graders at the Haggerty School in Cambridge, Massachusetts built a collaborative mosaic to celebrate the school’s centennial anniversary. They included...

Food For Free Data Mural

Food for Free is an organization that distributes food to individuals and organizations every day.  Part food rescue and part social service, the organization got some help with outreach from the MIT data storytelling studio class when they designed a data mural to...

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...