Sarine is an architect, archivist, and urban designer, currently pursuing a Master’s degree in architecture and urbanism. Her interests lie in uncovering the intersection between the history of urban development in Armenia and the ecological and environmental issues surrounding these projects today. She is passionate about sustainable development and community building and is currently exploring them through working on an affordable housing project in Lebanon as a research assistant at MIT. In the past, she has practiced architecture and run the architectural archives at the American University of Beirut, her alma mater where she received her bachelor's in architecture (BArch ‘18).
The Community Land Trust model has been tried and tested in many parts of Boston, yet hasn’t made its way into the East Boston Neighborhood. This document is a resource that can be used by members of the
East Boston community, organizations, or anyone interested in understanding the potential of having a Community Land Trust in East Boston. Its purpose is to understand the urgency and need for affordable housing, but also to spark ideas, create aspirations, and invite the community to explore opportunities. Folded into the document is a Choose Your Own Adventure Poster aimed to be used as an interactive tool by the community.