Creating Vibrant Communities With Arts and Artists at the Center
Artist in Transit & Artists in Residence
An avid artist, activist, entrepreneur and community organizer, Aziza Robinson-Goodnight is a woman committed to shaping, re-energizing and creating systemic, sustainable changes in her native Boston.
Cedric Douglas is a Boston-based artist who combines the use of street art ideology and organic creativity to connect, inspire and interact with the community. He was recently selected as Artist in Resident in Uphams Corner. Cedric holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He was recently selected as Artist in Residency in Uphams Corner. He is currently working on a community engagement public art project called the “UP Truck”.
The UP Truck is a mobile art lab used to engage community members and empower them to take part in the process of creating a long-term public art installation in the Uphams Corner area of Dorchester.
Claudia Paraschiv seeks to foster a sense of imagination, ownership, stewardship, and civic action through projects in public space. Trained as an architect in Los Angeles, Claudia completed her graduate studies in urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for which she prepared a thesis on Los Angeles’ Public Space as understood through the lens of farmers markets; since then, she has become irrevocably committed to study and action in public space. As an architect, urbanist, artist, and writer, she has led a middle school class in the exploration of their immediate environment in Roxbury, Boston, worked in Barcelona, Spain to facilitate participatory design, created and taught a seminar exploring public space at Wentworth Institute of Technology: Approaches to Public Space, and founded the Salem Public Space Project in Salem MA, where she lives. Currently, Claudia paints, practices architecture, teaches Community Practice at the Boston Archtiectural College, and creates and explores in public space as the Artist in Residence for Four Corners, Boston: our4corners.co. Check out some of Claudia's work here
Nansi Guevara is a community designer and artist from the South Texas/Mexico border. She explores themes of identity, Xicana consciousness, Rasquachismo, and decolonization. She has a BFA in Design from the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on creating educational studio based experiences and educational resources for youth of color. She spent one year in Mexico City on a Fulbright, where she co-authored and co-illustrated a children’s book for pediatric cancer patients that is now being used in the Hospital General de México Federico Gómez and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She has recently completed a Master’s in Arts in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she focused on culturally relevant education and built community amongst social justice activists and educators.
Risa Horn is an interdisciplinary artist and designer whose work explores social justice, storytelling, image making and learning. Her work has exhibited widely, including the Peabody Essex Museum and the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, she holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.