The Sea Walls Boston Think Tank

Last Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, a small group of amazing people, consisting of community leaders, artists, and change-makers who have a shared interest in public art and environmental stewardship, met aboard the Nantucket Lightship LV-112 to put our heads together to discuss what Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans would look like in East Boston in 2020.

The Think Tank was a well attended and joyful event. The chemistry between attendees was dynamic, and it welcomed a diverse set of participants. One interesting aspect that was identified as an important topic within the ocean-themed environmental artworks was all of the challenges that the neighborhood faces that were also called out during the meeting.

Everyone involved in the discussion had lots of great ideas and offered how they could participate in making the project a reality. We received a great response of excitement, having seen what PangeaSeed Foundation has done around the world and thoughtful commentary about how that could translate and be relevant to our neighborhood of East Boston.

We would like to thank Bob Mannino and the Nantucket Lightship LV-112 and their volunteers for hosting this excellent event, our wonderful chef Pedro Alcaron for the amazing traditional Venezuelan cuisine that we enjoyed, Gladys Oliveiros of East Boston Main Streets for helping to put together such an incredible event, Kannan Thiruvengadam, our wonderful facilitator, and all of our volunteers and supporters! Also thanks to our donors, Jacqueline Nunez, Downeast Cider, and KO Catering and Pies.

Last but not least, a shoutout to our wonderful supporters who took time out of their day to attend and participate in the Think Tank:

Adrian Madaro
Cedric Douglas
Christian Merfield
Daphne Sarcia
Dave Waller
Gabriela Cartagena

Heather Deschenes
Jeff De Blois
Katie Maybury
Magdalena Ayed
Nick Goyette
Rachel Edwards

Ryan Edwards
Sal Lamattina
Sam Jackson
Sarah Hoyt
Steve Israel

We look forward to forging meaningful partnerships and dynamic collaborations to make Sea Walls Boston a smashing success!

For any inquiries related to Sea Walls Boston, please reach out to local Project Director, Matthew Pollock at