Northeastern University Tells African-American Artist Program To Vacate Space


An artist collective affiliated with Northeastern University is being told by the school to vacate the Jamaica Plain warehouse where they work by July 13.

Members of the African-American Master Artists-in-Residence Program — or AAMARP — received a letter Thursday from the university’s facilities department saying their two floors of space would be closed because of increasing “safety and security concerns.”

The letter also cites building code violations — including lights and movement after hours in a space not intended for residential use, and dividing walls made of flammable materials. Part of it reads:

Northeastern received an engineering report from an outside firm that lists significant structural, electrical, and other hazardous conditions that currently exist within the…

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