50th Anniversary Vision Forum

October 30, 2019

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!!