Video produced for the New/Public portion of In Form at the BSA Space (bsaspace.org).
A growing array of cultural spaces in Boston have increased the range of urban amenities available to residents and visitors. Within the last two years, the transformation of the city’s cultural realm has included museums, public libraries, civic information centers, and community infrastructures for recreation and leisure.
New/Public highlights three recent projects that contribute to Boston’s expanding cultural sphere. Information graphics describe the processes involved in making these buildings, based on data collected from surveys of both architects and clients. Three short films open a social and architectural lens onto the everyday life of these spaces and the people they serve. Together, these contrasting representations probe the relationship between the realization of each project and its public performance, between intended and actual use.