MIT CoLab: Boston Ujima Project (2016)

Boston Ujima Project was started in 2015 as a collaboration between several local grassroots organizations and local economy stakeholders. Combining some of the best alternative economic practices from around the world, the project is an economic democracy pilot based in Boston’s low-income communities of color.

This story is part of a series produced in CoLab’s Self-Determination Narratives Fellowship program. MIT urban planning students produced multimedia narratives focused on investigating and lifting up efforts by communities on the margins to forge their own path to develop independent cultural, political, and economic systems.

MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), 9 November 2016

Timeline: 2010s
School: School of Architecture and Planning
Department: Urban Studies and Planning
Career: Arts & HumanitiesBusiness & FinanceCommunityGovernment & Law
Object: Video
Collection: Activism, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Students