ArtFarm is an experiment, and a proposal for the city’s great public space: a self-sustaining art and urban agriculture laboratory designed to foster community engagement and creativity. Located on the site of a former waste transfer station in Somerville’s Brickbottom neighborhood, ArtFarm will activate a site in transition by creating a platform for programs and solutions that harness the creative energy of the city: arts, green technology, culinary entrepreneurship, urban agriculture, and community-building activities to enrich the experience of living in the metropolitan region.
Through strategic event planning and creative design, ArtFarm will provide a new type of flexible and versatile urban space that responds to community needs and long-term neighborhood plans. The three major components—a cultural center, revitalized landscapes, and urban agricultural resources—support an agenda to provide an adjustable, year-round destination as future decisions about the site and its surroundings continue to evolve.
Project website: ArtFarm