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The Roxbury Memory Trail Master Plan Continues

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Tristan Govignon, Artist,
Rendering by Phil Loheed

October 20, 2016

 

Design Partnership Plus (DP+) is continuing to provide design services to client, Earthos Institue, on the Roxbury Memory Trail project. Earthos is a non-profit organization focused on connecting global environmental science with policy, design and community stakeholders to promote resilient bioregions.

 

The Roxbury Memory Trail project, which began in 2012, comes out of a collaboration between community residents, designers, city and state leaders, local businesses, developers, historians and archivists. The concept of this trail is to develop and celebrate the unique identity of the area - reflected in the culture, history, people, stories and places in the neighborhood. Local artists have been engaged in the design and creation of the art pieces and markers that will mark over 135 historical sites along the memory trail. The site markers will identify and showcase the stories of people and places that celebrate the identity of the Roxbury community.

 

DP+ has been working on creating and developing a master plan for the Trail, along with a phasing plan for the project. The team is designing and developing the visual vocabulary for the trail that will include landscape materials, lighting, furniture, wayfinding, transit options and integration of a digital platform, accessed via smartphones. Art-centered place-making nodes along the trail will serve as orientation and strengthen wayfinding along the trail.

 

This project is being led by Grove Hall Neighborhood Development Corporation with Dudley Square Main Streets; Greater Grove Hall Main Streets; The National Center of Afro American Artists; and Earthos Institute.

Tristan Govignon, Artist,
Rendering by Phil Loheed

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