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  • Art installation of life-size silhouette figures in red and blue on brick wall

Community Spirit: UMass Design Center in Springfield

Community Spirit, created on the exterior wall of an old warehouse, is a permanent installation of the UMass Design Center in downtown Springfield. The design team created life-size silhouettes of people walking up and down stairwells of what was once a busy center of industrial activity. The Design Center is an UMass Amherst - Springfield partnership that connects faculty, staff, and students in landscape architecture and regional planning, art and architecture, conservation, and UMass Extension with the City of Springfield to develop projects and initiatives to revitalize the cultural and commercial heart of the city. Learn more

Photo credit: Frank Sleegars