Monday, June 14, 2010

Common Boston and the Carpenters Center team up for photo contest

Common Boston, a volunteer committee of the Boston Society of Architects that organizes Boston’s only free, public festival that opens up city to celebrate architecture and design in our neighborhoods, has teamed up with the Carpenters Center in a photography contest, with winners' work to be displayed on the LED screen.

Each year, Common Boston features events around a number of “common points” which are areas of activity, typically focused within one of Boston’s many neighborhoods. Programs are centered around neighborhoods to enable the general public to explore good design that has benefited their communities, while also allowing designers to connect with specific communities regarding their ideas for future projects. They organize active programming with the goal of upholding our mission to inspire people who live and work in the Boston area to collectively and effectively shape a sustainable, equitable, and beautiful built environment.

Common Boston Week 2010 will open up the city for its fourth annual event this June 17-27, 2010. The week will feature a rich program of more than forty open buildings, neighborhood tours, exhibits, and events concentrated in six “common points” around the city. This year’s featured neighborhoods are Chinatown, East Boston, Fort Point Channel, Jamaica Plain, Lower Roxbury, and Uphams Corner.

As part of this year's events, Common Boston has teamed up with the Carpenters Center on a photography contest to "showcase the often invisible process behind the building of our physical landscape."

From the Common Boston Photo Project website:

Common Boston invite submissions of photos that tell the story of how places and physical communities are built. We are specifically looking for construction photos –those that suggest how we connect with buildings on a visceral level through their making. The best photos will ideally demonstrate how the making and construction of buildings strengthens community within their neighborhoods.

Photos must be from somewhere with an address in Boston and preferably from the neighborhoods that we will be featuring during Common Boston Week 2010-Chinatown, East Boston, Fort Point Channel, Jamaica Plain, Lower Roxbury, and Uphams Corner.

Look for contest winner’s submissions on the Carpenters Center LED screen and on this website later this week. You can also see web gallery submissions by visiting .

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