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Updated: Jul 23, 2022

Every year, the best and brightest in science, technology and the arts in Boston come together at Hubweek, a weeklong festival sponsored by The Boston Globe, MIT, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital.

This year, City Hall Plaza will be transformed into the Hub — a one-of-a-kind “container city” for technologists, artists, innovators, and creators to gather, and for anyone and everyone to experience their incredible work. We are excited that our Facetopo Popup “Faces of Boston” will be a part of the HUB this year! The HUB is completely free, and you can reserve a spot by registering here.

Faces of Boston will be a Popup at the Hub for one day only — Sunday, October 15th from 10AM - 5PM. See if you can find our funhouse of mirrors and lights (container #26 on the steps of Government Center near the tree promenade). We’ve been busy putting together a fun and interactive container where you can stop by and try out our Selfies for Science Photobooth, add your photostrip to our ever-growing Wall of Faces, enjoy our Portrait Salon art installation, and learn more about what we’re up to at FaceTopo. We’ll also have giveaways from everyone's favorite Blackbird Doughnuts throughout the day for new Facetopo community members!

Selfies are definitely the most contemporary form of portrait, but artists have been depicting faces for centuries. The Faces of Boston Portrait Salon will feature portraits by artist Kate True, photographer Gulnara Niaz, and embroidered portraits by artist Emily Gallardo.

We’ll have special guests at the Faces of Boston Popup: Boston-based artist Kate True, Photographer and Facetopo Spokesmodel Gulnara Niaz, and South End Artist Emily Gallardo. Kate will be painting ink portraits from life (by commission: $50) in the afternoon. Emily will sell her portrait embroidery kits. Gulnara Niaz will offer a discount on professional photography in studio: personal branding, portrait couture. RSVP to our Facebook Event to keep up to date on the day’s schedule of events at the Faces of Boston Popup!

There will be 80 containers in all at the HUB - see if you can find Faces of Boston! We may be tricky to spot, as our container will be covered in mirrors. Look for the silver ball balloons, or just wander around until you see a reflection of yourself - who doesn’t like to do a quick selfie-check in the mirror after all?

Don’t miss the fun at Faces of Boston at Hubweek's Hub! Join us and become a citizen scientist for a day!

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