2018 Public Space Invitational includes JP winner

There will be a new public space installation at Chilcott & Granada Community Garden and Fenway Victory Gardens that was recently chosen as a winner of Mayor Walsh’s 2018 Public Space Invitational design competition, according to a press release.

Trailer Made, the installation proposed by Andrea Fossa and Robert Barella, is a solar-powered, towable, modular community gathering space that relies on locally sourced and recycled materials. The structure, once unpacked, will feature an events space with tables and chairs, interactive ‘planter’ sculptures, educational panels with chalkboards, electricity and lighting for events, and a phone charging station.

Created by landscape architects Andrea Fossa and Robert Barella, Trailer Made will travel between the Fenway Victory Gardens and Chilcott & Granada Community Garden in Jamaica Plain.

The invitational seeks ideas that re-imagine and enhance Boston’s public spaces. This year, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and The Trustees called for innovative design installations at three community gardens: Nightingale Community Garden in Dorchester, Chilcott & Granada Community Garden in Jamaica Plain, and the Fenway Victory Gardens.

“Over the years the Public Space Invitational has inspired amazing projects that highlight the creativity of our residents and makes our public spaces shine bright,” said Mayor Walsh, according to the press release. “I am excited to congratulate the winners of this years contest and be able to highlight the importance of our community gardens as these projects take shape.”

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