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What's Up?

With The UP TRUCK

The UP Truck is a mobile creative arts lab for community
engagement using unconditional ways to engage people in the arts.
UP inspires spontaneous discovery, creativity, and fun.

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The Process of

Engagment

Using unconventional methods to engage
residents in Art and Design.

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The Process of

Collection

Using unconventional methods to collect
feedback from the community.

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The Process of

Creation

Using community feedback to create a permanent
art structure in the Uphams Corner community.

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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.

 

Uphams Corner

Uphams Corner has a population well over 13,000 people. Our goal is to reach as many of the 13,000 as possible.

UP Team

Meet the team behind the Up Truck

The UP Team has worked together with residents, business owners, and neighborhood associations to gather feedback that is being used to create a public art installation within the Upham’s Corner community.

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Cedric Douglas

Lead Artist

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Julia Roth

Project Manger / Creative Collaborator

"We need more bright colors in Uphams Corner, everything is red brick, it is kind of dule. We should brighten it up"

Uphams Corner Resident

"The artist that put the pianos up all over the city to play, that was beautiful, something similar should be done in our community"

Felix Arroyo

"Neighborhood Beautification"

Uphams Corner Resident

"Art by and for the community"

Uphams Corner Resident

"Art that brings participation"

Uphams Corner Resident

"Art by and for the community"

Uphams Corner Resident

Our Amazing Sponsors

We've made a few people happy!

We want to give an extra Thank You to our sponsors, The Boston Foundation, Uphams Corner Main Street, Pacific Insurance, City of Boston, Department of Public Works, Artplace America, without their generous support non of this would be possible.