Matthew Mazzotta

Artist
Matthew Mazzotta
Canton, New York

Matthew Mazzotta is an international public artist who works at the intersection of art, activism, architecture, design, and urban planning as well as ethnography, community building, and local government. Matthew’s work focuses on the power of the built environment to shape our relationships and experiences. His community-specific public projects integrate new forms of civic participation and social engagement into their 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. Stemming from 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 currently a Loeb Fellow at Harvard.