Watch local experts and activists participate in a social experiment about income inequality

Boston City Hall Plaza is dotted with geodesic domes and shipping containers for HUBweek, an art, science, and technology “festival for the future” (that’s co-sponsored by The Boston Globe, which shares ownership with

In the domes, featured speakers give talks on everything from engineering to politics. In the shipping containers, artists, local businesses, nonprofits, and community initiatives present their work and opportunities to get involved.

In one such shipping container, Jenny and Anda French of architecture firm French 2D and Gabriel Mugar host a series of discussions on social issues that impact economic inequality. For the project, called Place/Setting, they have invited local experts from both “legacy institutions and grassroots organizations” to transparently discuss access and inequality in Boston, Mugar said.


The conversations take place at meal times and feature a catered meal in hopes of creating a more informal, honest setting, he said.

You can watch part of Friday’s dinner on “Making the Cooperative Economy an Accessible Concept” in the video below (which may take a moment to load). Or stop by yourself to watch Saturday’s — they’ll cover Urban Agriculture at 11 a.m. and Civic Engagement at 6 p.m.