Connecting People

We build community connections through art and collaborative planning.  We design community engagement projects and facilitate interactive processes.

Connecting Ideas

We discover and discuss connections between ideas in order to engage in creative systems thinking, guide strategic planning and support strong organizational development. 

Connecting to Resources

Though sustainability planning and strong evaluation design and by sharing best practices we can connect you to valuable resources. 

Upcoming Show- Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community

A project by Connection Lab will be included in the upcoming show “Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community” at the Nave Gallery.  The collaborative mandala made in cooperation with the Guidance Center and… Continue reading

Suicide Prevention Keynote

At last week’s annual kick-off breakfast for the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention Connection Lab presented selected findings from the focus groups that we have been conducting with the Greater Boston Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition over… Continue reading

Above the Influence- Stories of Resilience

Once more, Connection Lab helped youth from the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force Youth Coalition create a striking symbol from the national Above the Influence campaign. This year, the campaign’s arrow inside a… Continue reading

Grouting the Art Club Schoolyard Garden Pavers

In partnership with the school’s art teacher, the Beautiful Stuff Project and Groundwork Somerville, Connection Lab and the Argenziano School art club worked all year to make garden pavers inspired by Georgia O’Keefe.… Continue reading

Meditative Mandalas for Mental Health

Based on the Guidance Center‘s ongoing work using mandalas as a meditative, mindfulness-building exercise for clients, the Beautiful Stuff Project and Connection Lab partnered with them to provide a series of mandala workshops… Continue reading

The Stories that Money can Tell

We all know that money is powerful, but it’s not just because of its purchasing power that it is so important.  Money represents status, and on U.S. currency the people represented in the… Continue reading

Statewide Strategic Plan Released: Services to Mitigate the Harms Associated with Gambling in Massachusetts

For the past year Connection Lab has been involved with the creation of a statewide strategic plan that will guide the Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in strengthening and… Continue reading

Weekend with Isaiah Zagar

Many years ago (actually, almost 20 years ago!) I was in Philadelphia for the first time.  Walking along South Street I passed an abandoned lot that had been decorated with broken bottles, bicycle… Continue reading

Kennedy School Mosaic Unveiling

After many months of preparation the Kennedy school garden mosaics were finally installed in their place on the sides of the raised garden beds in the playground. This is what the beds looked… Continue reading

Haggerty School Centennial Mosaic Installed

The self-portrait mosaic that the second graders at the Haggerty school made to celebrate their school’s hundredth year now decorates the entryway between the school’s double doors.  It’s a great spot that gets… Continue reading