Mosaic Storywalks

It’s been hard to find ways to come together as a community during the pandemic. It’s even been hard to find excuses to go outside! Through the Beautiful Stuff Project, Connection Lab has led the community in creating three mosaic story walks during the...

Identity Circles

Just before the COVID pandemic began, each student at the West Somerville Neighborhood School made an identity circle that would become part of a school-wide diversity installation. Each circle, made out of scrap fabric and fabric samples, had three rings, the inner...

Preschool bottle cap mosaic

The Capuano school worked hard for a year to collect as many colorful bottle caps as they could. After all the caps were collected, every class had a chance to help sort the caps by color and glue them together into a design that now decorates the first-floor hallway...

1,659, a food security data sculpture

The pandemic has affected so many aspects of our lives, amplifying disparities and challenges that already existed. For far too many households simply having access to enough food to eat is a daily challenge. During the early months of the COVID pandemic, an average...

Dream

On Martin Luther King Jr Day Connection Lab led the creation of a collaborative mosaic that says “DREAM”. ┬áThe piece was tiled by community members following a public event with speeches, films and performances. ┬áThe mosaic references both the DREAM Act...