Creative placemaking in El Barrio 



Tue, Mar 21, 2017

12:00 pm1:00 pm

Snell Library 90


Neighborhood Matters: Creative placemaking in El Barrio
Special Guest: Luis Edgardo Cotto

Luis Edgardo Cotto will speak about the ways in which art and creativity have been a tool for economic & community development in Egleston Square, a changing Spanish speaking neighborhood of Boston.

Special Guest: Luis Edgardo Cotto is the Executive Director of Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS), located on the border of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Luis is originally from Hartford, CT where he served on the Hartford City Council from 2008 until 2012.  As a City Councilor, Luis was known as a champion for the Parks, Arts and Immigrant right while also serving as primary care provider for his newborn son. Luis’ background in arts administration spans more than 20 years, working in Hartford, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and he currently sits on the advisory board of the Cambridge Arts Council. From 2004 to 2007, Luis and his sisters ran a Spanish language coffeehouse and bookstore named La Paloma Sabanera, bringing Ray Oldenburg’s third place concept to life.

Neighborhood Matters is a series that celebrates the ways in which community groups have shaped the neighborhoods surrounding the Northeastern campus. This series is co-curated by the Northeastern Center for the Arts and the Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Library. See More At: Neighborhood Matters

Frankie from Lluvia Market in Egleston Square
part of a #BehindTheCounter Instagram initiative


Snell Library 90

360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115