- Location: Charles River, Near Longfellow Bridge, Boston, MA (late 1980’s – 90’s)
The Reclamation Artists (RA)
Reclamation Artists was a group of environmental artists and other professionals interested in producing site specific art installations. Installations included: Three at the Charles River Basin in the area of the Centeral Artery construction sites, one at the Fort Point Channel area behind South Station and one at Boston’s City Hall Plaza.
As a group, Reclamation Artists were committed to working on important but little used or misused sites in Boston. Through temporary art installations they called attention to evocative artifacts, aspects of history and ecology, past and future city building that often escaped the attention of planners and designers. They explored big issues through personal perceptions. They looked closely at what they found at these sites to reclaim their stories, and deeper meanings. Through this process they hoped to affect the future of these places and the way we build our city.
RA Texts and Publications
Reclamation Artists: A Report from Boston
Inventing the Charles River
by Karl Haglund