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50th Anniversary Vision Forum

It was a peek fifty years into the future, and what that future might hold for Somerville. As part of SCC’s 50th Anniversary, the community came together to imagine Future Somerville and think about how our present actions will impact our future city. The exhibition included a mural and gorgeous posters from East Somerville’s Third Graders, with lots of libraries and bicycles. There was a station explaining honeybees and their hives – bees are endangered and crucial to our future ecosystems. There was a “Gentrification Obelisk” commemorating what is lost as a city develops, as well as a “Sensory Safe Space.” Mudflat Studios brought a huge clay slab, from which future buildings and structures were modeled. Artisan’s Asylum brought a modular “robot” to demonstrate emerging manufacturing techniques and applied robotics. And there were even more future-thinking projects and stations! It was a great opportunity to think, and plan for, what comes next!!

Learn the story of SCC - watch the mini documentary:

Members of the community in Somerville, MA come together for an illuminated walk to bring attention to gentrification and housing affordability in East Somerville. Produced in collaboration with the Somerville Community Corporation and Mister Francis. Written, directed, and edited by Andrew Eldridge. Produced by Elizabeth Eldridge, Andrew Eldridge.

For tenants of the 100 Homes program, if you are in need of an urgent repair please call 1-617-410-9915. For life-threatening or other emergencies please call 911.

Somerville sits on the original homelands of the Massachusett, Wampanoag, Naumkeag, and Nipmuc tribal nations. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we live and work.

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