Tag Archives: Fall 2015

Input–>Output by Demiana Khoury

To my surprise I had a really awesome time at the workshop. I was shocked by the amount of people in attendance and pleased by their sincere desire to be present and share their opinions. While Italians are naturally very … Continue reading

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And so it begins By Liliana Bravo, Journal 4

The workshop that we attended last week was full of excitement as our professors explained to community members their plans for the terrace. Young and older members, brimming with ideas, shared their visions for what could be created on the … Continue reading

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Workshop #1 Reflection, Stefanie B.

As we were walking to the first workshop, I had no idea what to expect. How many people were going to show up? Would we get weird looks from the Italians? Would the Italians accept us or would we be … Continue reading

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Loss of Hope by Kirby Challman

The workshop was a wonderful experience. It is incredible to see the individuals of the community wrestle with all of the different suggestions, hopes, and challenges. The format of the meeting was inclusive, by allowing the each individual to express … Continue reading

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Brainstorming begins by Suprima Bhele

So far, we had seen the site, went around the area, and discussed about what a participatory placemaking is. The next step was to implement our learning into further action and that was to achieve a collective vision for the future. Hence with … Continue reading

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“Gardening in the Community”, Brenna Huether

Where I come from there is no garden spaces in your own yards, living in the city of Boston. Recently they have been putting in public gardens. This allows people who want to garden to go out into the community … Continue reading

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Safety, By:Brenna Huether

Safety is a big issue that addressed in neighborhoods all around the world. After reading Jane Jacobs article and discussing it in class, I have come to understand that a sense of community is need to feel safe. The main … Continue reading

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My Frist Impression, By: Brenna Huether

“Borgo Bello”             Walking down the steps and into the neighborhood called the Borgo Bello, was a bit of a different experience then the center of the city near school. It looked as if the … Continue reading

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The beauty of a community by Esperanza H.

 Last week we went to Circolo del Tempo Bono for coffee. We discussed how Borgo Bello came to be with some people from the project last year. It got me thinking about what we could do with the space in … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Borgo Bello, By Marc Capparelli

Before visiting the space in Borgo Bello as well as the coffee shop, we talked a lot about placemaking and what it is. Placemaking is how we approach the design, management, and planning of a public space. It involves us … Continue reading

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