Social Emergency Response Centers (SERCs) are pop-up spaces for artists, activists, and community members to come together to re-imagine how we respond to the social emergencies (social justice crises) we live in. At this SERC we reflected, created, learned, shared, and relaxed.
Organized by the students of MassArt's Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP), spaces were designated for Making, Plotting, Cooking, and Healing.
Visitors engaged in workshops, critical dialogue, nourishment, and fun!
We intended for our SERC to be a space for the Boston community to take part in meditative, creative, motivating, activities that could ultimately help us find ways to respond to the social emergencies we all face.
Many thanks to CACP's partner, the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI - ds4si.org/) which first conceived of the SERC model and continues to support groups locally, nationally, and internationally in creating their own SERCs.