In partnership with Oudens Ello Architects and Stimson Studio Landscape Design, Matt Kirchman has completed the first phase of a study for the City of Salem, MA to explore the idea of physically moving historic Pioneer Village (one of the U.S.’s first living history museums) to higher and drier ground. The village, comprising 6 replica structures, was built in 1930 to serve as the stage set for a historical pageant to mark the tercentennial of Massachusetts. It is deeply seated in the community’s memory and is loved and hated for its immersive quality and its celebration of colonial history. It featured in the popular movie, Hocus Pocus. It’s a complex story and a complex project. Phase two will include much public process and interpretive planning aimed at equity and a more inclusive story for the Naumkeag Band of the Massachusetts Tribe.
Earn & Learn
From January 2021 through January 2022, Amparo Leyman Pino supported the implementation of Earn & Learn’s tools and programs. Earn & Learn is a California-based organization focused on equitable workforce development partnering with K16 educators and employers. Amparo’s contributions set the foundation for the next phase where E&L would become a state-wide initiative.
A Fulbright Project
In January 2022, Amparo Leyman Pinocompleted the second phase of her Fulbright Project at The Swiss Science Center Technorama. Amparo’s role in this year-long project is to lead the diversity and inclusion initiatives to provoke awareness and organizational change for a more equitable practice at Technorama.