“Long ago, at the beginning of the modern movement, architects dreamed of a new day. Instead of palaces for the powerful, instead of costly architecture that seeks to impress as art, they would apply their skills to solving the problems of ordinary society. They would make a new world that would be logical, economical, practical, and beautiful. Many of those ambitions were overblown, and the results were often disappointing. But occasional works like the EpiCenter remind us that this was an ideal worth pursuing.” (Campbell, Robert. “Sustaining a Positive Trend: Artists For Humanity Facility is EpiCenter of Architectural Ideals.” January 1, 2006.)
AFH counteracts growing environmental concerns with the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, which features renewable technologies and energy-efficient systems. AFH further strives to create harmony between the urban experience and the environment by promoting sustainability through the artwork that we produce and the practices we adopt, both individually and communally.
“Working in an environmentally friendly space influences us to make greener choices everyday and to prioritize the environment.” Tyre Abrams, AFH youth participant.
“Whenever I see my friends throwing away recyclable things I tell them to recycle. I tell them not to throw away trash in the streets… If you take part in the movement yourself then somebody else might notice and they actually try to follow you.” Jeffre Marseille, AFH youth participant
AFH inspires our future leaders to maintain environmentally friendly lifestyles and promote the green movement.
It is everybody’s responsibility to take action.
Sustainability is the only tenable future. More importantly, it will be our youth who design and take ownership of that future. Whether it is in business, in making art or through making policy, the youth at Artists for Humanity will lead the next generation into a sustainable future.
What will you do to be a part of the green movement?
Artists for Humanity, Inc. - Artists For Humanity EpiCenter - 100 West 2nd. Street, Boston, MA 02127