The Foundry

Cambridge, MA
A future center for creativity, collaboration and education in an historic industrial building.
Sponsor
Community
Space
Mixed Use Office
Flexible Classroom /
Studio Space
Flexible Performance
Space
1. Events
What events would you like to attend or sponsor at the Foundry? See responses

What events would you like to attend or sponsor at the Foundry?

Performance

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What events would you like to attend or sponsor at the Foundry?

Makerspace Workshop

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Any other questions or suggestions about this project?

We are located in the highest density tech/lab space in the world. We do not need to dedicate precious Foundry space to that discipline. There should be plenty of mentoring opportunities within the school... Read more...

Thanks for your comments. We will be connecting with the schools to explore the kinds of links that can be formed there. Your comments about focusing on the arts and about the kinds of arts you'd like... Read more...

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Do you have suggestions for STEAM organizations that the Foundry team should connect with?

Again, I have no interest in STEM with A thrown in as an after thought.

Art will definitely play a key role -- and as the building's programs evolve, we will be looking for programs that meet multiple goals, including to connect people to a range of arts opportunities. Studio... Read more...

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What types of art and technology classes would you like to see take place within the Foundry?

I would participate in any kind of art programming including painting, jewelry making, woodworking, silk screening, pottery. I really have no interest in tech at all. We have too much of that emphasis... Read more...

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What events would you like to attend or sponsor at the Foundry?

Performance

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What types of art and technology classes would you like to see take place within the Foundry?

For adults and children: Pottery, drawing and painting, singing groups, green technology info, demonstrations.

Thanks for these ideas! And for pointing out that you'd like to see them provided for both adults and children. This is great feedback as the Foundry Consortium conducts outreach to organizations who may... Read more...

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Do you have feedback on the recent conceptual design ideas for the Foundry?

Keep the large open and high ceiling space for flexible use, provide studios and/or maker space with shared tools and equipment.

Thanks! Your ideas are currently very closely aligned with designs now being created as early financial feasibility is completed. The goal is to keep an open area that allows visitors to see the amazing... Read more...

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Do you have feedback on the recent conceptual design ideas for the Foundry?

I would include a lot more green space outdoors with less hardscaping. I would love to see more plants and greenery indoors too.

The current early designs include a small courtyard running along one side of the building with some greenery. This building will meet extremely high environmental standards, so that space will be designed... Read more...

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Any other questions or suggestions about this project?

With the loss of so much artist practice space (eg EMF building) and performance space (various clubs in Central Square), it would be nice to have practice rooms as well as a concert venue, not just a... Read more...

Thanks for the feedback. Having a rehearsal room that would also be suitable for yoga or dance classes is a priority as early design plans are being developed. The theatre space will be a very flexible... Read more...

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What would you consider the most vital community uses for the Foundry building?

Public makerspace, reduced cost artist space, children's art classes

Thanks. Your priorities are also some of our priorities for this project. There will be maker space and reduced cost artist work space. The Foundry will be actively seeking groups to bring programming... Read more...

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What would you consider the most vital community uses for the Foundry building?

With the loss of so much artist practice space (eg EMF building) and performance space (various clubs in Central Square), it would be nice to have practice rooms as well as a concert venue, not just a... Read more...

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What events would you like to attend or sponsor at the Foundry?

Makerspace Workshop

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What events would you like to attend or sponsor at the Foundry?

Performance

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