Flocks is a temporary art installation consisting of several nets of reflective birds that are suspended from lampposts spanning over a mile long segment of Cambridge Street between Inman and Lechmere Squares through July 8, 2011.
Inspired by bird and human migrations, the project by artist and BAC instructor Carolina Aragón seeks to create a memorable experience that celebrates the dream that fuels long and difficult migrations and the coming together of groups to create a new life.
Flocks was the winner of an ideas competition for a Public Art Commission, sponsored by the Cambridge Arts Council. Additional support was provided by the Boston Foundation for Architecture and the Boston Architectural College.
Students from the BAC collaborated with Cambridge Public School teachers to design educational activities for King Open School (K - 8) and the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students. Their work focused on urban landscape, migration, public art, and community engagement. See photos of the BAC team working together here.
Click here to meet the team who worked together to make Flocks happen. Read more about instructor Carolina Aragon's inspiration for this installation here, or see the Cambridge Flocks website.
Join us at a Flocks Event!
Flocks & Open Studios Press Event
Saturday May 7 at 11:30 am
Cambridge Public Library, Valente Branch, 826 Cambridge Street
Cambridge Open Studios – East Cambridge
Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 12 noon-6 pm
Flocks Public Presentation
Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library, Main Branch, 449 Broadway