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Sustainable Artistic Practices

Make your own materials!

Five Senses Workshops

Join your senses!

Culinary Workshops

Train your tastes!

Fine Arts Workshops

Let your creativity sing!

Textile Workshops

Wear your own style!



Olivia Ann Carye Hallstein is a Cambridge-based internationally exhibited artist and educator who has practiced professionally since 2010 at age 19. She began her career in the artist collectives and state-theaters in Berlin, Germany as a designer. In Berlin, she studied at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee in set and costume design and founded a community-oriented arts organization called …impy… in Neukoelln.


As part of …impy… she developed workshops in textile design, puppet making and cuisine and continued her artistic practice with 200 original designed garments, several painted series, a performance practice and was active as a local activist against exploitative gentrification.


Since arriving in Boston-Cambridge, she graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and is the founder of the Edible Nest Studio (formerly JoLiv Collaborative). She writes articles for ecoartspace (an environmental arts blog), is a Royal Society of Arts Fellow, mentors and teaches workshops for SMFA at Tufts University in sustainable artistic practices.

Her studio, the "Edible Nest Studio" (founded 2021) in Cambridge, MA works to create whole systems and integrated approaches to the practice of both design and culinary fields.

Exhibition highlights include: 

Maxim-Gorki Theater, Deutsches Theater, LA54, Uferhallen, RAW Temple, Der Kanal, BAT theater, TIK Theater, the MFA Boston, Piano Craft Gallery, Tufts university, Nature of Cities Festival, and Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. 



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