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PARTI 2017

An Annual Student and Alumni Celebration


PARTI is a social event held annually at the end of the spring semester for current students and alumni of the Boston Architectural College. PARTI 2017 featured the theme: "Sanctuary City" On Saturday, May 13, the BAC was radically transformed to host this annual tradition. Every detail and decoration was meticulously designed, from the hovering dome inside Casc Hall to the groovy lava lights in the Loft. Everyone was well fed, first from Whole Foods catering and then in came a second wave of free pizza from Dirty Water Dough.

Sanctuary Cities, like Boston, aim to reduce the fear of deportation and possible family break-up among people who may be in the country illegally so that they will feel safe to report crimes, make use of health and social services, and enroll their children in school. Drop City was a 1960s Utopian art movement in rural Colorado where artists came to stay and work on the innovative construction projects, including inhabitable domes inspired by the futuristic concepts of Buckminster Fuller. BAC student leaders, inspired by the idea of a Sanctuary City and mindful of the Drop City movement, have conceived of a celebration where ALL are welcome to come as you are and dance under the warm protective glow of the Geodesic Psychedelic Dome hovering above a radically transformed Cascieri Hall.