Designing the Experience of the City: Prototyping with People, Places & Things
The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanjcs was formed in 2010 as the Mayor's civic research and design team. MONUM explores and tackles experiments and prototypes that cover a range of topics. This includes everything from the future of mobility to City infrastructure to collective well-being. We also serve as a “front door” to start-ups, universities, and other city innovation teams. Find out more about our work as well as ways to get involved!
Michelle Sohn is currently an Annual Fellow/Program Director with the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, where she works on projects ranging from emerging mobility to access to justice. Prior to her fellowship, she was a litigation associate at Goodwin Procter LLP and worked as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Michelle is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was the Co-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. She is also a proud alumna of Duke University and was elected to served on Duke’s Board of Trustees from 2011-2014.