InsideOut Project: 40 Years After the Boston Busing Crisis

The 2011 TED Prize winner, JR, made his TED Prize wish: to use street art to turn the world inside out by showing the world its true face.  The resulting project, The InsideOut Project, involves pasting large-scale photos of the human face across massive canvases, as shown here, to create participatory installations that “share people’s untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art.”

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Boston Busing Crisis, this project brings JR’s vision to Boston at this critical juncture in our history by showcasing images of otherwise invisible schoolchildren from Boston Public Schools.  These large-scale images will be shown in prominent locations throughout Boston.