School Garden Mosaics

Through a grant from the Somerville Arts Council and an agreement with the Kennedy Afterschool program, Connection Lab led a group of youth ranging from Kindergarteners to fifth graders in designing and creating four mosaic panels to decorate their schoolyard garden....

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...

Prevention of Problem Gambling

In 2012 Massachusetts passed legislation that expands legalized gambling to include resort-style casinos and a slots parlour. Although gambling through the lottery and other mechanisms was already widespread, the new legislation will significantly alter the...

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...