Trained as an architect in Los Angeles, Claudia Paraschiv completed her graduate studies in urbanism at MIT, for which she prepared a thesis on Los Angeles’ Public Space as understood through the lens of farmers markets; since then, she has became irrevocably committed to the study of public space, especially participatory projects in public space that facilitate civic practice and social interactions. She is founder of the Salem Public Space Project, principal at Studioful, architecture, community art, and neighborhood design, and teaches at the Boston Architectural College.
Documentation of Participatory Projects:
2016 USA, Affirmative Art, Empower Your Dreams
2015 Dorchester, MA: our4corners, Collaborative Art + Actions in Public Space
2012 Salem, MA: Salem Public Space Project, Past Stories, Present Narratives, Future Possibilities
2011 Boston, MA: Approaches to Public Space, seminar on public space at Wentworth Institute of Technology