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College to Honor Earthshot Prize with Little Building Projection

Dear members of the Emerson community,

I am writing today to share news that the College will participate in a special city-wide project to celebrate and honor Boston’s participation in the Earthshot Prize with a large-scale visual art projection illuminating the Little Building on November 28. The Earthshot Prize will be awarded to innovators with solutions to repair and regenerate the planet on December 2, 2022 at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway.

As part of the project, the College will illuminate the Little Building with a large-scale projection that includes visual imagery that highlights the goals of the prize – supporting solutions to repair our planet and address the effects of climate change.

The projection is scheduled to run after dark, at approximately 7 pm, on Monday, November 28 on the Little Building for several hours. The projection will be visible from the Boston Common and the surrounding area.

Emerson is one of three sites showcasing the Earthshot Prize in Boston; a previous installation was presented at the JFK Library, and another is scheduled for Faneuil Hall, honoring the prize, its goals, and the city’s participation.

The Earthshot Prize, which was founded in 2020 by Prince William and the Royal Foundation, is sponsored by a global alliance of financial supporters and designed to find and grow the solutions that will repair our planet this decade. This year the organizers will celebrate 15 global finalists and award five winners of The Earthshot Prize; each of whom will receive £1million and support resources to help grow their solution. 

This year’s prize ceremony represents a local, national, and global event that will help initiate change to promote a healthier planet. Emerson’s part in this project reflects the College’s commitment to both the community and the city.

I’d also like to recognize David C. Howse for his role in support of the Earthshot Prize presentation in Boston. David is serving on the Host Committee for the 2022 Earthshot Prize Awards, representing both the College and ArtsEmerson and our commitment to repairing the planet.

I hope you will be able to view and enjoy the projection next week.


William P. Gilligan,
Interim President

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