Author(s): Caryn Brause & Joseph Krupczynski
Winner of an open public competition,“Arrivals” is a public art + infrastructure projectat the Mosher St. Underpass in Holyoke,Massachusetts. The project transforms a keygateway between downtown Holyoke and anadjacent residential neighborhood into a safe,inviting, and creative attraction. The intentionof the project is to contrast the singularimage of the city with the multiple voices ofresidents’ arrival stories, and in doing so, captureHolyoke’s rich immigrant and migrantexperience. The $35,000, CDBG-funded creativeplacemaking project is a direct responseto the immediate context of its site, which isadjacent to the historic gateway to the city–H.H. Richardson’s former train station.
Robert Corser & Sharon Haar