The scope for the I-391 Underpass project has been expanded from the Underpass along the length of Main Street to Lyman Street, with a particular emphasis on the City’s newly established Puerto Rican Cultural Area. In recognition of this expansion, the project has been renamed El Corazón: The Heart of Holyoke. Nueva Esperanza has joined the project team and will have a key role in developing inclusive and equitable engagement strategies for the project.
Join Us: Participate in our survey of local residents to identify how arts and culture plays a role in their everyday lives, or attend a variety of cultural activities that includes performances, festivals, and workshops. This project provides an opportunity to celebrate Main Street’s cultural vibrancy, and build capacity for local residents’ ongoing efforts to build cultural pride, optimism and economic opportunity along Main Street.
Caryn kicked off the summer with several presentations including “Constructing Relationships: Examining Project Structures to Align Design Conception and Realization” at the BTES Conference in Des Moines and “Collaborative Practices: Communication Flow and Information Exchange,” at the Seventh International Conference on The Constructed Environment in Krakow, Poland.
On April 28th, Caryn will be participating in Gateway Conversations – a three day series of events that look at art as a tool for diplomacy. Caryn will be moderating a panel entitled“Form Follow Culture: The Cultural Language of Design.”