Lantern Stories by Yu-Wen Wu: From Community to Creation

Join the Greenway Conservancy for a conversation on Lantern Stories, the upcoming public art project for Boston’s Chinatown by artist Yu-Wen Wu. Greenway Conservancy Public Art Project Manager, Sheila Novak, will moderate a lively conversation engaging Chinatown leaders, community members, and artist Yu-Wen Wu. The panel will explore Yu-Wen’s process in creating this artwork from her community input phase, including site visits, interviews, and this past February’s Community Engagement Session, to the conceptualization and fabrication of this public artwork. Additionally, the panel will discuss how the Chinatown community has engaged in placekeeping efforts historically and how Yu-Wen seeks to represent the community in her artwork, especially in light of the current moment.


  • Yu-Wen Wu, Artist

  • Jeena Hah, Programs Manager, Asian Community Development Corporation

  • Courtney Ho, City of Boston Engagement Specialist and former Chinatown Main Street Executive Director

  • Sheila Novak, Public Art Program Manager, Greenway Conservancy

This moderated virtual conversation will be hosted in a Zoom Webinar. Translation in Cantonese will be provided. You can pre-register for this free event on our EventBrite page, and stay tuned for further details. Registration is not required, though encouraged.

This free virtual event will be taking place at 5:00p today, July 21, via Zoom Webinar, which can be accessed at the following link: 

“Lantern Stories” by Yu-Wen Wu: From Community to Creation Webinar

The Zoom Webinar will feature live translation in Cantonese and Mandarin, which can be accessed by clicking on the flag icon at the bottom of the webinar screen. You can access Cantonese translation by clicking on the Chinese flag icon, and access Mandarin translation by clicking on the German flag icon. 

Email your questions to [email protected] and we’ll share them with our speakers!