Prevention and Services- How Best to Spread Resources across the Harm Reduction Continuum

Two of the larger projects that Connection Lab has been working on lately are related, but they’re not formally connected.  The first project is helping the Greater Boston Suicide Prevention Coalition conduct and… Continue reading

Mosaic pavers for school gardens

What’s Connection Lab’s favorite thing to do? Collaborative art in the interest of public health! And what does a community garden need to make it appealing in the winter as well as in… Continue reading

Shine the Light Mosaic is Finally Installed

After months of winter weather and struggles to arrange an installation, the Shine the Light mosaic finally went up at Temple Shalom in Newton.  I’m a bit behind in my documentation, but here’s… Continue reading

Peace Quilt Quotes Find Their Way to a New Home

After completing a peace quilt last year, it seemed important to capture some of the thoughts behind each quilt square. While designs and images can sometimes speak for themselves, I wanted to hear… Continue reading

How far will a pound of tiles go?

I have been on what seems like a never-ending quest to figure out how to calculate how many glass tiles I’ll need for different projects.  So, for those of you who are also… Continue reading

Accordion Books about community change

What better way to talk about change than through a story?  The narrative arc of a story usually takes us from a problem all the way to a solution.  As one way for… Continue reading

HOPE Coalition crafts an Action Map

After book making, paper cutting, collages, photovoice and drawing, members of the HOPE coalition pulled their best ideas together into an action plan that will guide the coalition’s work over the coming years. … Continue reading

visual action planning

In Worcester, youth members of the HOPE coalition have made tremendous impact on the substance abuse landscape. They’ve impacted local and statewide policy and continue to work on changing social norms.  When I… Continue reading

Social Justice Youth Development- great article by Ginwright and Cammarota

Now, if you’d asked me to list the benefits of youth development and peer leadership I could have rambled on all day.  It’s where my career began and I hope I never have… Continue reading

Food For Free Data Mural

Rahul has decided to use the data mural process as a teaching tool in his course “Data Storytelling Studio” at MIT.  As an introduction to basic data analysis, visual representation and thinking about… Continue reading