Artist and activist Ngoc-Tran Vu and the team involved in the creation of the mural in Dorchester.

Credit: Photo by Courtney Regan, provided by Ngoc-Tran Vu

Local Artist, Activist Leads Project Honoring Vietnamese Community

November 17, 2017

The immigrant story is one of struggle, challenges, aspirations and dreams. Boston is full of these stories in every neighborhood, from Back Bay to Boston's biggest neighborhood -- Dorchester. Artist Ngoc-Tran Vuwho goes by Tran, captured the turbulence and beauty contained in the stories of the Vietnamese people of Dorchester in a special way: a mural created in collaboration with the community.


  • Ngoc-Tran Vu, Vietnamese American multimedia and transnational artist and activist. She also serves on the Asian American Resource Workshop board of the Dorchester Organizing and Training Initiative. She is based in Boston. Follow Tran on Twitter.

BONUS: Check out a time-lapse video of the mural's creation!


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