STORYTELLING

"the landscape is telling the stories." - larry spotted crow mann

MAKING A SPACE FOR THE STORYTELLERS

petersham, ma

Following in the footsteps of a 2013 endeavor between the Nimpuck Cultural Preservation Inc. and the Conway School, the Nipmuc community and education center suitability study identifies opportunities for the tribe to meaningfully connect with their ancestral culture and language and invigorate a sense of place based on natural heritage. An exhaustive assessment of land opportunities for a proposed cultural center led to the conclusion that alternative options for siting this cultural center maybe within the considerations of the Nipmuc moving forward. Click here to view the plan in its entirety. 

features

•    Edible landscapes
•    Improved wildlife habitat
•    Low-impact building
•    Multi-use programming
•    Ceremonial elements
•    Siting parking vehicle infrastructure

services

•    Historical and cultural analysis
•    Extensive community and stakeholder outreach
•    Comparative site analysis and selection
•    Coordination with architect and UMass Amherst architecture              students
•    Ecological assessment
•    Visualizations and site modeling
•    Legal analysis

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