Anti-Displacement Lab


With the artist Anthony Romero, a series of community engagement events were developed in collaboration with the NuLawLab, an interdisciplinary innovation laboratory working to imagine, design, test, and implement pioneering approaches to legal empowerment and in dialogue with East Boston residents. We held a small number of community listening events and meals. At these events, residents will have the opportunity to share their experiences and to request a legal empowerment workshop. For example, residents struggling with housing issues may share their experiences at a listening event and request a know-your-rights and legal information workshop related to housing rights and law.  

As a result of our engagement with local artists, we have also created a formal program with artist Anthony Romero. Our Stable Ground: Anti-Displacement Lab is currently at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in Boston. This effort is one part of the lab’s long-term engagement with Boston-based artist, organizer, and educator Anthony Romero and Northeastern University’s Archives and Special Collections. Romero’s work, ‚Ķfirst in thought, then in action, to which the NuLawLab and Northeastern Law students contributed, is part of the ICA’s current exhibition When Home Won’t Let you Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art.