NuVu Sets Up Shop in Cambridge Art Gallery

NuVu is a full-time innovation school for middle and high school students in Central Square. NuVu's teaching is based on the architectural studio model and geared around multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects. This semester, the students have set up shop in Gallery 344 at City Hall Annex to showcase their work on innovative products for people with disabilities.

In:Accessible is the working exhibition created by students of NuVu Studio. Founded by MIT graduates in 2010, NuVu is a place where young students grow their spirit of innovation. They use their curiosity and creativity to explore new ideas and make their concepts come to life. NuVu’s educational framework is based on the architectural studio model - every term students dive into hands-on design, engineering, science, technology, art, and other fields in an interdisciplinary studio environment.

In Gallery 344 at City Hall Annex, In:Accessible presents both the process and content of learning at NuVu. The students explore and expand the notion of access in the public and private realm within cities. They raise questions about how a city engenders openness, freedom, and opportunity for the people, animals, and plants who inhabit it. By looking at access through a variety of lenses (social, spatial, physical, physiological, psychological), In:Accessible illuminates potential connections that might allow people to transcend the barriers inhibiting participation.

In:Accessible examines the rights and ownership of civic spaces: how transportation infrastructure (bike lanes, crosswalks, bus stops, T stations) can connect and disconnect residents; how racial and socioeconomic segregation grows in a city; and how gender identity can shape a place.

In March the students will install Part II of In:Accessible, presenting distillations, concept prototypes, and additional work based on their earlier research and design development.

The City of Cambridge advocates for high standards of accessibility, but there is always more to do. We are excited to hand over this space to the students of NuVu to share their ideas, pose questions, and add to our understanding of what it means for a city to be fully accessible to all.

Schedule of NuVu events:

February 18, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm

End-of-Term, Winter NuVu Exhibit/Demo Day

            Location: NuVu Studio, 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

March 26, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm

In:Accessible Gallery Reception and Conversation with NuVu Students

Conversation about current and future assistive/adaptive technologies

Location: Gallery 344, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd Fl.

April 26, 2018, 5:30pm

Film Screening

NuVu Student Short Documentaries and Feature Film Edward Scissorhands

Location: City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor Community Meeting Room

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