Let’s all Common Build!

tensegrity - Common Boston groupBoston – When sustainable-living ideas, urban gardening, bike sharing, community-supported agriculture and bike-powered machines gather together the result is the creation of a pattern that can be defined as “off the grid” in the sense that it does not respect the regular strict grid that usually a city, with its own pattern, imposes.

Off the grid is also the theme that characterizes the 2012 Common Boston week, organized by a group of young and extremely talented architects at BSA. It is a wide list of creative and cultural events that is going to last for a week, starting June, 15th.

Among them, the most engaging event is going to be the so-called Common Boston, Common Build! A unique art and architectural competition that challenges participants to build and design a project in response to real community needs, in a limited amount of time: 72 hours.

Participants, usually divided in teams, are invited to explore and merge the different patterns that define the relationships between the grid of the city and its “negative” (what is off the grid), working on a specific, restricted and versatile area. Merging the two patterns is going to be the challenge that will most likely lead to the creation of a new one that can be taken as an innovative and influential response to change the status quo, and considered as a new model to solve all those areas that share similar characteristics.

Let’s all get together and Common Build! to help restore a pattern in the city of Boston and to interact and understand the built environment while creating tangible benefits for the community. ┬áThe kick off is going to take place on Thursday, June 21st.

Don’t hesitate and be part of this community. Further information and enrollment.


Profile photo of Francesca Gordini About Francesca Gordini

Born in 1985 in Forli', a city on the eastern coast of Italy between the Adriatic sea and the Appennini mountains, Francesca was raised in an architectural and historical environment that inevitably touched her artistic sensitivity and led her to architecture school.
In fact she graduated with a Master's Degree at Faculty of Architecture "Aldo Rossi" - Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna in 2010, where she was taught that good architects can design "from the spoon to the town" (E.N.Rogers). This slogan prevented her from focusing only on a specific field while trying, instead, to experience every field of design. All in all we can design a chair, the same way we design a skyscraper.
She moved to Boston almost right after graduating. Here, trying to pursue further her passion for architecture, she has been involved in the Common Boston 2012 team, architectural lectures, artistic events and mainly the collaboration at the firm Carr, Lynch and Sandell, inc.
Almost bi-language, being an extremely creative and versatile person, Francesca enjoys photography and painting.
In leisure she likes climbing and flying on silks, in fact she joined a team of Aerial Dance: a way of experiencing life from different perspective. (For more of Francesca's work, click on her name at top of article)