The Up Story
UP is short for Uphams Corner located in Dorchester Mass. The diverse population of Uphams Corner consists of over 13,000 people. Our goal was to connect with as many of the 13,000 people as possible. To achieve this goal we created the Up Truck. The truck was designed to raise curiosity and wonder as well as become a moving work of art. During the first 3 month period we were able to reach over 1000 residents, and businesses owners. We hosted events and gathered community feedback for the creation of the final purposed work of art for the community.
The UP truck is a mobile arts lab that was created to engage residents in a co-visioned, co-created process leading to a final design and implementation of a permanent art structure for the Uphams Corner Community. Through this unconventional art
and the design process the UP Truck has inspired spontaneous discovery, creativity, and fun.