7 Congress Square
Portland, ME 04101
Matthew Mazzotta works at the intersection of art, activism, and urbanism. Matthew’s work focuses on the power of the built environment to shape our relationships and experiences.
Matthew travels internationally to develop community-specific public projects. These projects integrate new forms of civic participation and social engagement into the planning processes, and reveal how the spaces we travel through and live within have the potential to become distinct sites for intimate, radical and meaningful exchanges.
Each project is launched with temporary public spaces for listening or outdoor living rooms as a way to capture voices from local residents. This approach involves people from a range of backgrounds coming together to create new models of living that contribute to local culture beyond the economic realm.
Matthew is a graduate of MIT and a Loeb Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design.