Nomadic Civic Sculpture
Lead Artist: Salvador Jiménez-Flores
Since 2016, the Urbano Fellows and lead artist, Salvador Jiménez-Flores have designed and developed the Nomadic Civic Sculpture, an interactive and adaptable mobile sculpture used to explore themes of The Common and The Other. In each iteration, the project allowed the fellows to share stories, observations and research from one part of Boston to another.
Nomadic Civic Sculpture 4.0 is a multi-media mural that captures the history, essence, and current struggles of Egleston Communities. The exterior walls of the sculpture illustrate a mural depicting concerns of gentrification and displacement. Inside, showcases personal anecdotes from community members through audio pieces and portraits. This overall piece will represent the seen and unseen aspects of Egleston.
Nomadic Civic Sculpture 4.0 will introduce Egleston, it’s communities and pressing regional concerns, to other parts of Boston, as well as act as an opportunity to bring people from the neighborhood together. Bringing the Nomadic Civic Sculpture to various places around the city will ensure the voices of an often unheard community will be recognized by the larger Boston community.