Central Falls' Floating Garden

  • Photography by Lucas Vasilko
  • Starting March last year, Lyza Baum and I started a partnership and coordinated multigenerational community engagement in the City of Central Falls in conjunction with similar efforts started by RISD and The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia to rejuvinate the city and strengthen its urban identity.
     
    Following research done under Elizabeth Hermann, we grew the project independantly, and conducted workshops over the summer to engage local residents from the Central Falls Housing Authority and High School.  We held a fundraiser in the city and were able to successfully crowdfund the remaining money we needed in order to construct the structure to install the work. 
     
  • Photography by Lucas Vasilko
  • Photography by Lucas Vasilko
  • In the following Fall we involved students at Ella Risk Elementary School in the process of this community art piece as well and are now in the midst of preparing for the first installment of the installation, which we hope to reinstall in other places around the city as time and more awareness allows the project to evolve.