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8th Annual Boston Design Week Festival

Arts and Entertainment

March 9, 2021

From: Boston Design Week Festival

Explore the innovation and diversity of Boston's design community during this special "Fall Season" of our annual spring design festival. Almost all events free, all are open to the public.

Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations.

Propose a design-related event as part of the 12-day festival -virtual or outdoor events can include speakers, panels, architectural walks, competitions, demonstrations, social issues, future solutions, product design, digital design, design for climate change, virtual exhibitions, online launches, virtual showroom tours and more. If you are unsure what to offer, need to partner with another organization, have questions about virtual programming or want to discuss your eventidea, please call us. (Atthistime we do not anticipate any indoor events, but this might change for small groups. Outdoor events should include a rain date.)

Schedule of Events

April 28, 2021

1:00pm - Welcome to Boston!

Meet Miguel Rosales, Bridge Architect and Designer
Interviewed by noted photographer Peter Vanderwarker

RSVP via Zoom by Clicking Here

The Zakim Bridge has become one of the Boston skyline's most iconic design elements, now meet the man behind the design -- Boston's own Miguel Rosales, with over 30 years of experience as a leading bridge architect and designer for major infrastructure projects in the U.S. and abroad. Rosales also recently completed the restoration of the historic Longfellow Bridge, with its stunning blue lighting. He will be interviewed by Peter Vanderwarker, nationally known for his architectural photography, and whose photos are in museum collections.

Miguel Rosales is the president and principal designer of Rosales + Partners with over 30 years of experience as a leading bridge architect and designer for major infrastructure projects in the U.S. and abroad. His recently completed projects include the restoration of the historic Longfellow Bridge, Boston, MA, and the Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge in Boston, MA. Mr Rosales is recognized internationally as an expert on bridge aesthetics and design. He received a Diploma in Architecture from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City in 1985. In 1987, he completed a Master of Science in Architectural Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Mr. Rosales has received grants from the NEA, AIA/AAF, and MIT to research bridge and infrastructure design and is the recipient of several bridge design awards.

Peter Vanderwarker is a freelance photographer and author whose work interprets both the natural and man made environments. Peter has a degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University in 1996 and 1997, and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation for his work. His prints are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Addison Gallery of American Art.

2:00pm - Featured Panel Presentation

What Does a Runaway Real Estate Market Mean for the Design Industry?
Panel Moderated by Elieen McEleney Woods, Boston Globe Real Estate Editor

What does a runaway seller's market mean for the design industry and luxury development? What are the challenges the industry is facing now, and what opportunities do they now have? How has the pandemic affected the housing market and design? Join Eileen McEleney Woods, Address and realestate.boson.com editor of The Boston Globe, in conversation with industry professionals as they discuss trends they are seeing in the industry now, and what is to come.

RSVP: https://whatdoesarunawayrealestate.splashthat.com

3:00pm - Featured Site-Specific Launch

Seaport Sessions: Design Seaport Spring 2021
Presented by Boston Seaport by WS Development

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Design Seaport is a biennial competition that gives local design professionals an opportunity to showcase their work in the Seaport neighborhood. The program launched in 2020 and was created by WS Development and OverUnder, with support from the Boston Society of Architects, the Mayor's Office for New Urban Mechanics, and the Boston Art Commission. For its second iteration, Design Seaport invited designers to create interactive works inspired by the theme of spaces within places, and the concept of being inside while outside, together while apart.

OverUnder's Chris Grimley will moderate a conversation with the principals of the two latest winning design teams whose works debut in Seaport in April. This conversation, part of the Seaport Sessions virtual conversation series, will cover topics including designing to scale, telling a story through form and function, and the role of creating installations for public engagement and conversation.

4:00pm - Design Keynote Presentation

Design for Business: How world-leading companies maximize the value of design and how you can, too.
Presentation by PARK USA

Design can add a great deal of value, but only when it is led and managed well. For over 20 years, PARK has been transforming organizations by increasing the impact of design through effective leadership & efficient management and creating centers of excellence. Their work has helped increase revenue, decrease costs, increase brand awareness and brand loyalty, deliver faster times to market, increase innovation power and intellectual properties, and accelerate company cultural transformation. PARK has been instrumental in guiding design & development Managers, Directors, CEOs and VPs of leading global companies such as Nestle, Sony, Unilever, LEGO, Bang & Olufsen, BMW, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Novo Nordisk, Kimberly Clark, KIA/Hyundai, and many others by helping to deliver more value to their customers, consumers & colleagues alike. Good Design is Good business, and PARK will share some of the ways design has been instrumental in driving business performance across the triple (profit, planet & people) bottom line.

You will learn:
- the various types of value design can deliver across the triple bottom line
- how to define metrics to predict & validate the contribution of design for business
- how some world-leading companies harness the power of design to drive business performance-Read more...

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://designforbusiness.eventbrite.com

5:00pm - Making Space: Giving Voice by Design

Presented by Artists For Humanity

Making Space: Giving Voice by Design will be a conversation with the next generation of designers—teens from the AFH 3D Design Studio! Moderated by Google Real Estate Executive and AFH Board member, Marcella Barrière, we'll dive into a range of topics, including incorporating new voices into the design process, accessibility, environmental and community impact, and creating work that resonates for the upcoming generation of users.

Artists For Humanity employs enterprising teens from Boston neighborhoods to create a powerhouse of art and design services for individuals and businesses. This pioneering business model practiced across our six creative studios offers broad and innovative responses to meet our clients' needs, while transforming teens' worldview—and their place in it.

Artists For Humanity provides under-resourced teens the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. Bridging economic, racial, and social divisions, AFH enriches urban communities by introducing young people's creativity to the business community.

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7:00pm: Bold BOOM Universe

Presented by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

Experience three artists who explore new worlds through diverse representative storytelling, concept art, comics, illustration, painting, and drawing. Jerel Dye, LJ-Baptiste, and Zahirah Nur Truth create alternate universes that overlap with our own. "Bold BOOM Universe" highlights the vision and voices of Boston artists who are also faculty for the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts. The three art educators bring the craft of comics and self-expression to curious minds, children and adults, with passion and purpose. The exhibition runs from April 2 through May 2 at Galatea Fine Art, in Boston's SOWA District. On Wednesday, April 28, 7 - 8:30 pm, as part of Boston Design Week, artist Cagen Luse will moderate an artist talk as part of the Eliot School Salon Series, sponsored by Melony Swasey with Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty.

Think intricately imagined, biomorphic machines floating above speculative landscapes; or the everyday adventures of a precocious black preteen living in a fictional Massachusetts town; or zombies and monsters inspired by the macabre "Lovecraft Country." With fast, furious, expressive lines and action, their works draw upon the excitement children take in populating alternative worlds with half-human creatures and spaceships—evoking the sound effects: Wow! Oooo! Boom!

RSVP: https://boldboom.eventbrite.com

April 29, 2021

11:00am - Brown Jordan x Perennials Fabric Discussion

Presented by Brown Jordan and Perennials

Join Brown Jordan's Chief Brand Curator Stephen Elton and Perennials' Director of Business Development Kelly Gates for a discussion surrounding the latest innovations in luxury outdoor fabrics. Learn how quality outdoor fabrics are manufactured and understand the features and benefits of an acrylic solution dyed textile engineered for the outdoors. Also explore Brown Jordan's new Perennials fabric offerings for spring and summer 2021 and shop a curated selection of cushion, pillow and frame options tailored by Stephen Elton.

RSVP: https://info.brownjordan.com/boston-design-week-2021

1:00pm - Sherwin Williams Designer Resources Discussion

Presented by the Sherwin Williams Company

Specifying paint for your projects has never been easier! Join the Boston Sherwin Williams representatives as they explore all of the tools and resources Sherwin Williams has to offer to designers and architects. You will also have the opportunity to see and feel the newest Sherwin Williams paint line, Emerald Designer Edition along with its exclusive 200 new colors! Join us as a local designer Jen from Dab Interiors and contractor Uga from Services Plus discuss this product and how it's attributes benefit their business.

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/DesignerResourcesSW

2:00pm - NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL: A Sustainable Approach to Swoon-Worthy Floral Designs

Presented by New Age Floral

As CEO and Creative Director of New Age Floral, a trailblazing new business in the field of Sustainable Floristry, Kirsten VanDijk has found renewed purpose in the evolution of her career in the Floral Industry. Kirsten's relationship with flowers began as a child of the 60's and 70's and is now focused on the big picture of Sustainability. Intuitive Designer, Competitor, former owner of My PassionFlower Floral Boutiques, Creator of Project Flower Show, a novel online Floral Design Platform with 6K plus Members, and dirt-under-the-finger-nails gardener, Kirsten's latest venture is "a completion of a circle of sorts. We need to protect The Source."

International floral studies under some of the greatest masters across the globe helped to expand her knowledge of not only flowers but as well the need for a more sustainable approach to floristry in general. "It was while working on the large central installation in an historic and celebrated castle in Belgium when I realized just how much of a contrast existed between the beauty of the flowers and the environmental impact of what goes into the making of these complex events and collaborations."

3:00pm - Using Metal Finishes in the Bath & Kitchen

Presented by Waterworks

Please join Waterworks for a virtual complimentary CEU course as we explore the history and uses of metal finishes in home design. Learn about the composition of different finishes, how to care for them and more – including the art of mixing metals to beautiful effect in the bath and kitchen. This course is AIA & ASID/IDCEC certified. Please register today. Click here to register.

4:00pm - Design for Humanity - Develop & Lead Your Organization to Deliver Value Across the Triple Bottom Line

Presented by PARK USA

As we contemplate a post COVID business landscape, companies that will succeed are those that make a positive contribution -- driven by authentic, deep-rooted purpose. Good intentions are not good enough. This virtual session will guide you through the creative process of defining your balanced approach, financial, environmental and social, not of one at the expense of the other, to work towards a humanity-centered future.

You will:
- Explore what companies like Unilever, LEGO education, Scope, and Ocean Cleanup are doing to forward their sustainability mission.
- Learn how to utilize the creative process to visualize, prototype, and refine your own sustainability initiatives.
- And finally, analyze the business value of your sustainability initiative and objectively define its goals

RSVP: www.design4humanityboston.eventbrite.com

5:00pm - MIT Campus Art and Landscape Virtual Tour

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a virtual public art tour showcasing art and landscape highlights across campus. View select artworks and consider land how art and landscape have shaped MITs campus design on this virtual tour of the public art collection. List Center Public Program Manager will be accompanied by a MIT Student Guide as we lead the discussion of works featuring Mark di Suvero, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, and Richard Fleischner.

MIT's Percent-for-Art Program, administered by the List Visual Arts Center, now allocates up to $500,000 to commission art for each new major renovation or campus construction project. The policy was formally instituted in 1968, but earlier collaborations between artists and architects can be found on MIT's campus. When architect Eero Saarinen designed the MIT Chapel in 1955, sculptor Theodore Roszak designed the bell tower and sculptor Harry Bertoia designed the altar screen. In 1985, architect I.M. Pei and artists Scott Burton, Kenneth Noland, and Richard Fleischner collaborated on Percent-for-Art projects for the Wiesner building and plaza, home to the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Media Laboratory.

RSVP: https://mit-campus-art-landscape-virtual-tour-april-29.eventbrite.com

6:00pm - Lasting Lessons 2020 Taught Us About Our Living Spaces

Presented by Kyle Hoepner

The past year has seen families of all sizes using their homes in ways they never would have anticipated. And it looks increasingly likely that, for many, 2020's expanded options for living and working could be permanent. How, then, do we make residences that are efficient, flexible, and nurturing enough for people to share happily while engaging in the diverse activities of their daily routines? Join a panel of prominent interior designers from Boston and beyond for a wide-ranging discussion of what they and their clients have been discovering. With interior designer panelists Paula Hamel Daher, Nicole Hogarty and Matthew Patrick Smyth.

The past year has seen families of all sizes using their homes in ways they never would have anticipated. And it looks increasingly likely that, for many, 2020's expanded options for living and working could be permanent. How, then, do we make residences that are efficient, flexible, and nurturing enough for people to share happily while engaging in the diverse activities of their daily routines? Join a panel of prominent interior designers from Boston and beyond for a wide-ranging discussion of what they and their clients have been discovering.

Panelists:
-Paula Hamel Daher, principal, Daher Interior Design, Boston
-Nicole Hogarty, principal, Nicole Hogarty Designs, Boston
-Matthew Patrick Smyth, principal, Matthew Patrick Smyth Interior Design, New York, N.Y.

Moderator: Kyle Hoepner, design journalist and consultant

RSVP via Zoom by Clicking Here

April 30, 2021

10:30am - Next Generation Design Tools: 360 Imaging, VR, and Video Game Tech

Presented by TSP Smart Spaces

Just as CAD and 3D rendering tools are becoming ubiquitous in architecture and design, new waves of technologies are crashing on our shores with increasing frequency. In this 60-minute virtual session and demo, the technology professionals at TSP Smart Spaces will show you how they use some of the most recent developments in 360 imaging, VR, and video gaming to revolutionize the design process and the client experience.

In this 60-minute virtual session and demo, TSP Smart Spaces will show you how architects and designers use the most recent developments in 360 imaging, VR, and video gaming to revolutionize the design process and client experience.

Matterport has become the standard method of capturing 360 spaces for real estate sales and rentals but is seldom used in architecture and design. TSP Smart Spaces will show how they use this tool to capture job sites before, during, and after the many phases of the construction process. This includes wire labeling, technology, and other items which otherwise would be hidden behind walls forever.

With VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 continuing to come down in price, they'll demonstrate how to use tools like Matterport with VR to transport partners and clients to spaces and virtual walkthroughs so they can make essential decisions without having to be there.

Finally, TSP Smart Spaces will demonstrate Epic's TwinMotion. TwinMotion is a video-game-inspired "real-time rendering" engine that architects and designers can use to render spaces faster and create interactivity and environmental context that is sorely missing from traditional rendering workflows.

Together, these three tools represent a new generation of interactive, immersive, and engaging tools for architects and designers.

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12 Noon - Discovering Artists: How Insiders Assess Quality

Presented by Discoveries in American Art

The Curatorial Board of Discoveries in American Art define "quality" in fine art, how to properly assess it, and how it relates to the value proposition. Five board members will describe their most compelling discoveries and why they realized that their artist's works were truly innovative and significant. Peter Hastings Falk, Editor and Chief Curator, will speak about Harry Bertschmann, a prolific genius who never pursued galleries because he led a double life; and, the shock behind the recent discovery of Joachim Probst. Robert Berry will speak about David Kastner, who never played the big gallery scene even though he's always been a step ahead of the curve. Gregory de la Haba will speak about Judy Rifka finally getting recognized for her contribution to American art. Anthony Haden-Guest will speak about Linus Coraggio, the outsider who was a founder of the Rivington Group of graffiti artists in New York. Art history professor Robert C. Morgan will give an artist's perspective speaking about his own painting. This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session open to questions from the audience.

RSVP: Peter@DiscoveriesInAmericanArt.com

2:00pm - Back Bay Victorian Highlights Walking Tour

Led by Edward W. Gordon

The Gibson House Museum presents a walking tour highlighting the Victorian architecture of Back Bay, from the row houses of Beacon Street to the great public buildings of Copley Square. The tour will begin at the Gibson House, 137 Beacon St., Boston, but you must have a reservation to attend.

The Gibson House Museum is a private, nonprofit house museum in Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood. The home served as residence to three generations of Gibson family members and their household staff between 1859 and 1954. The Museum's four floors of period rooms, including the original kitchen, are a time capsule of domestic life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Visitors experience the house through guided tours that interpret class and culture through the stories and objects of the people who lived and worked there.

During our 90-minute walking tour we will experience the Back Bay's 200 foot- wide boulevard: Commonwealth Avenue. Lined with row houses representing a variety of architectural styles popular between the Civil War and World War I, we will also consider public art on this thoroughfare's mall. We will view the first home of the Museum of Science, a former Gilded Age hotel, churches designed by H.H. Richardson. Tour ends at Arlington and Boylston Street.

$15 - Limited to 15 People, RSVP: https://www.thegibsonhouse.org/events.html

Divine Stoneworks Outdoor Bash

Divine Stoneworks is proud to provide expert design consulting to both our retail clients and our partners of designers and contractors. Located in Ashland, MA, we source our stones from all over the world, which allows us to find the exact right stone to fit every project, every time. Our state of the art showroom was designed to showcase how a high end look can be achieved on any budget, and to inspire our customers to think outside the box when choosing their ideal stone. With cutting edge technology and highly skilled artists working on your finished pieces, we are confident you will love the process from start to finish.

Two Sessions: 3-5pm and 5-7pm
Location: 60 Pleasant St #6, Ashland, MA 01721
RSVP: https://forms.gle/8FB7A6ZZdxggVBkU8

6:00pm - 9:00pm: Discover - Connect - Collaborate

Be our guest and join us for a fun evening at Sigma Design Center. Sigma Design was inspired by an appreciation for modern design, and the desire to create a unique, customer-centric environment catering to both the consumer and professional design community. Explore our unique showroom, spark your inspiration and find out how we evolved into a vibrant studio with focus on quality, design and fine detail.

Sigma Design Center is a 16,000 sq.ft. open-concept building transformed into a destination for creative professionals. A unique place for creative, artistic, and professional exchange in the Boston area. Designed as a contemporary interiors showroom with a performance stage, gallery, workshop, photo, and recording studio. We are committed to developing an opportunity for creative and professional exchange.

Passionate about modern interiors made to fit your home and lifestyle we provide expertly crafted and environmentally friendly interior design solutions and in-house fabrication of custom millwork. Whether you're looking for a sleek kitchen design or crave something truly unique, we'll help you create it.

RSVP - https://sigmadesigncenter.com/boston-design-week/

Location: Sigma Design Center, 910 Main St, Wakefield, MA 01880

May 1, 2021

10:00am - The Christian Science Plaza: Revitalizing a Mid-Century Landmark for its Next Half Century

The Christian Science Plaza, a beloved mid-century Boston Landmark has restored its original luster through a comprehensive stewardship Restoration and Repair project, now nearing completion. But how does one adapt an iconic yet challenging Brutalist landscape to meet modern day needs and concerns, as well as an evolved urban context?

Design team members from IBI Placemaking (formerly the landscape architecture firm Carol R. Johnson Associates Inc) and their civil engineering subconsultant Nitsch Engineering will present key strategies used to make the plaza more welcoming and more sustainable, primary objectives of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. The team made subtle but effective changes at the edges, to make them more porous and inviting while respecting the plaza's mid-century character. The presentation will feature some of the more significant measures taken, both above and below the surface, and identify the challenges encountered and pitfalls avoided in order to implement those changes. Those key team members will then lead a guided tour through the plaza's two large open spaces: The Forecourt along Massachusetts Avenue, and The Great Room including the Reflecting Pool, identifying where changes were made, and where careful restoration of the character-defining features were carried out.

Tour Description: The Tour will guide people into the plaza's two large open spaces: The Forecourt along Massachusetts Avenue, and The Great Room including the Reflecting Pool. In addition, the tour will take people below ground to see the pump room, where new and upgraded infrastructure for the Reflecting Pool and Groundwater Injection Wells is located, identifying how sustainable changes here will carry operations into the next 50 years.

Presenters:
John Amodeo, Principal-in Charge, IBI Placemaking
James Kros, Project Manager, IBI Placemaking
Nicole Homes, Project Civil Engineer, Nitsch Engineering Inc.

Location: Boston Preservation Alliance at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 210 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Herter Park: A Space in Transition

Presented by the Charles River Watershed Association

Charles River Watershed Association invites one and all to join a guided group outing in the vibrant community space of Boston's Christian A. Herter Park. We'll take in the playgrounds, gardens, amphitheater, and matchless vista of the Charles as our experts tell the story of the past, present, and future of the river and park design. We invite you to bring a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying all the space has to offer.

The Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) is a community-driven organization that strives to protect, restore, and enhance the Charles River and its watershed through science, advocacy, and law. CRWA develops science-based strategies to increase resilience, protect public health, and promote environmental equity as we confront a changing climate.

Two Sessions: 10:00-11:00 and 11:00-Noon (Rain Date Saturday May 8, same times.)

RSVP: https://herter-park-tour.eventbrite.com

Location: Herter Park, 1175 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA. Access by MBTA Bus Routes 70 or 86 (along Western Avenue), Everett Street stop. Meet at Herter Park Amphitheater for Tour

Tours of Charlesgate Park

Presented by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy for a tour of Charlesgate Park, the start of Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace, to learn about the park's history and today's revitalization efforts to repair park access, improve the water quality of Muddy River and create new park amenities. The tour will be led by Parker James, co-founder of the Charlesgate Alliance. Registration required - attendance limited due to COVID-19 social distancing.

The mission of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy is to restore and improve the Emerald Necklace for all. The Conservancy connects people and parks and conserves the Emerald Necklace through projects and programs that enrich the visitor experience and restore and renew the landscape, waterways and parkways. To steward the Emerald Necklace's 1,100 acres of parkland extending from Boston's Back Bay through Brookline and Jamaica Plain to Franklin Park in Dorchester, the Conservancy collaborates with its partners on advocacy, maintenance and restoration, education and access and promoting park stewardship through volunteer and youth programs.

Registration is required, and space is limited due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and site limitations. Please sign up online here.

Two Sessions: 1:00pm and 4:00pm (Rain Date Saturday May 8, same times.)

RSVP:
1PM Tour: https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/event/charlesgate-tour-1pm/
4PM Tour: https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/event/charlesgate-tour-4pm/

Location: Charlesgate Park is located at the intersection of Boston's Back Bay, Fenway and Kenmore neighborhoods.

6:00pm - 9:00pm: Discover - Connect - Collaborate

Be our guest and join us for a fun evening at Sigma Design Center. Sigma Design was inspired by an appreciation for modern design, and the desire to create a unique, customer-centric environment catering to both the consumer and professional design community. Explore our unique showroom, spark your inspiration and find out how we evolved into a vibrant studio with focus on quality, design and fine detail.

Sigma Design Center is a 16,000 sq.ft. open-concept building transformed into a destination for creative professionals. A unique place for creative, artistic, and professional exchange in the Boston area. Designed as a contemporary interiors showroom with a performance stage, gallery, workshop, photo, and recording studio. We are committed to developing an opportunity for creative and professional exchange.

Passionate about modern interiors made to fit your home and lifestyle we provide expertly crafted and environmentally friendly interior design solutions and in-house fabrication of custom millwork. Whether you're looking for a sleek kitchen design or crave something truly unique, we'll help you create it.

RSVP - https://sigmadesigncenter.com/boston-design-week/

Location: Sigma Design Center, 910 Main St, Wakefield, MA 01880

May 2, 2021

2:00pm - 4:00pm: Gallery Wall Design

Presented by Jameson & Thompson Picture Framers

We'll share tips for designing, framing, and installing a great gallery ("salon style") wall for any space, large or small. Our team of experienced frame designers will walk you through the options we recommend when assembling a wall or frames. With even a small group of pieces, you can create a fun, energetic design that's sure to make an impression.

Jameson & Thompson Picture Framers was established in 1985 in Jamaica Plain. Since then, our team has continued a tradition of excellence in conservation framing, corporate and gallery installation, and art consultation. Over the past 35 years we have grown steadily, building a loyal following throughout New England.

RSVP: https://gallerywalldesign.eventbrite.com

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Scout's Tips & Tricks to Building Your Portfolio

Presented by SCOUT

Join Scout May 2nd for a portfolio info & review session by Scout to get tips and tricks on making and perfecting your portfolio. Get feedback from Scout members and alumni to better prepare yourself for the design world. Regardless of whether you're graduating college, a high school student or straight out of high school, Scout will help you develop the tools you need to navigate creating your own portfolio.

Scout is Northeastern's one and only student-led design organization. We believe that the most valuable learning comes when you plunge into something you have little or no previous experience in. Our design community provides mentorship and guidance when students need help navigating uncharted territories. We share with one another what we have learned from our classes, co-op, and freelance work so we each grow from every semester in Scout. Join us May 2nd for a portfolio info & review session by Scout to get tips and tricks on making and perfecting your portfolio. Get feedback from Scout members and alumni to better prepare yourself for the design world. Regardless of whether you're graduating college, a high school student or straight out of high school, Scout will help you develop the tools you need to navigate creating your own portfolio.

May 3, 2021

4:00pm - A Cultural Shift for Public Space

Presented by Beyond Walls

Join Beyond Walls and project partners, Payette and Bench Consulting (by Patronicity) for a virtual event that explores how Beyond Walls- a non-profit placemaking organization that activates spaces to strengthen communities- pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic to elevate necessary services and support public health and local businesses. Learn how cities and organizations like Beyond Walls are working to improve where we live, work, and play, and how initiatives are evolving to address future community needs.

Last year, Beyond Walls (a non-profit placemaking organization that uses a creative lens to address community needs) pivoted from their planned annual programming to respond and support the community and youth of Lynn in real-time. To address the pandemic's toll on their community, Beyond Walls and Payette partnered to develop and produce free-standing hand washing stations, as well as easy-to-install barrier systems to facilitate outdoor dining. This event will explore the ways communities and organizations can continue to reclaim public space during stay-at-home orders. Beyond Walls' Founder and CEO, Al Wilson, is joined by Parke MacDowell- Senior Associate & Fabrication Manager at Payette, and Jonathan Berk- Bench Consulting's Creative Director.

RSVP: https://culturalshift.eventbrite.com

6:00pm - The Future of Public Art in Boston

Presented by Boston Art Review and Now + There

Boston Art Review editor-in-chief Jameson Johnson and Now + There assistant curator Leah Triplett Harrington will host a conversation with artists, curators, and community leaders around the future of public art in Boston. This panel will overview current trends and topics in the field, with a special focus on public art's role in creating a more culturally equitable Boston. RSVP here: https://futureofpublicartpanel.eventbrite.com

May 4, 2021

10:00am - ASID Presents a Conversation with Today's Design Leaders

Join ASID New England for an interactive conversation with today's design leaders. We'll feature leaders from throughout New England, representing multiple areas of the interior design community, including design, construction, publishing, and industry partners. In a fast-paced Q&A format, our leaders will address a variety of questions, from design philosophies to trends, and from client partnerships to the evolving interior design industry. And, you'll have the opportunity to submit YOUR design questions during registration.

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) advances the interior design profession and communicates the impact of design on the human experience.

We collaborate with others to promote the value of interior design. We prepare our members to excel in a dynamic and evolving profession. We generate, collect and disseminate applied knowledge.

The New England Chapter of ASID represents more than 500 interior designers and industry partners from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

MODERATOR: Eric Haydel, Allied ASID, M-Geough and Eric Haydel Designs

PANELISTS
Jaci Conry, Boston Design Guide
Bob Ernst, FBN Construction
Bobby Ernst, Jr., FBN Construction
Tracy Mowschenson, Allied ASID, IIDA, Tracy Interiors
Ryanne Sanderson, NCIDQ, KnollTextiles

RSVP: https://ne.asid.org/events/asid-presents-a-conversation-with-today-s-design-leaders

11:00am - The Future of Fenway

Presented by WS Development

WS Development has partnered with Fenway Sports Group Real Estate (FSGRE) and '47 Brand to redevelop multiple sites in the Fenway neighborhood currently owned by FSGRE and the D'Angelo family, owners of the Red Sox Team Store on Jersey Street and '47 Brand.

The new joint venture will redevelop several sites totaling approximately 5 acres located on Jersey Street, Brookline Avenue, Van Ness Street, and Lansdowne Street while respecting the historic fabric and character of the area around Fenway Park.

Join Yanni Tsipis, Senior Vice President of Development at WS Development, for a virtual conversation about how the partnership came to be and the vision and philosophy behind the evolution of this part of the Fenway neighborhood.

Yanni Tsipis is Senior Vice President of Development at WS Development in Boston and oversees the company's Seaport project, a 7.7 million square foot mixed-use development currently underway in Boston's Seaport District and the newly announced Fenway Project. Prior to his tenure at WS, Yanni spent nearly 15 years at Colliers International after completing undergraduate and graduate studies at MIT in civil engineering and planning. At Colliers, Yanni focused his work on managing large-scale urban development and historic rehabilitation projects. His project experience at Colliers included multiple commercial, multifamily residential, hotel, and other project types, and spanned over $2 billion of development projects, all in the City of Boston. Yanni lives in Westwood and has written four books about the history of the city's transportation infrastructure. He serves on numerous non-profit boards and is a past member of the Boston Landmarks Commission.

RSVP: https://www.bostonseaport.xyz/event/the-future-fenway/

1:00pm - 2:30pm - Designing With Light

Presented by Currey & Company

Lighting serves a dual purpose in design: function and aesthetics. In this highly visual CEU, you'll learn the three technical functions of lighting – Vision, Safety and Utility – and how to incorporate them into inspiring home and hospitality designs. This "enlightening" session will walk you room by room with advice and examples on how to effectively incorporate ambient, task and accent lighting to create beautiful and functional spaces.

This CEU session will walk designers through a comprehensive lighting design strategy, including technical best practices, room-by-room considerations, and how to blend ambient, task and accent lighting to create beautiful and functional home and public spaces.

Jenny Heinzen York has spent her entire career in the home furnishings industry, with an extensive editorial and marketing background. Currently vice president of marketing for Currey & Company, she also spent 20 years with Home Accents Today and Furniture Today, 10 of those as editor in chief of HAT. More recently, she managed the Home and Design marketing strategy for AmericasMart Atlanta, before moving to Currey & Company to lead the marketing and business development team.

This CEU is presented by Currey & Company, manufacturer of fine lighting, furniture and home décor, and our Boston Design Center partner Wolfers Lighting, located in the Structure 7 Experience Center, BDC Suite 130W.

3:00pm - ESSENTIAL: A Panel Discussion about Public Health, Public Space, and the Design of Boston's Big Parks

Presented by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects

Now, more than ever, parks are essential public infrastructure. Supporting physical and mental health, enhancing human and ecological resilience, offering places to protest and spaces to heal, parks have played vital roles during this past pandemic year – and will in the years to come. Rather fortuitously, Boston is currently renovating its three largest open spaces: Boston Common, Franklin Park, and Moakley Park. Join the landscape architects and public health experts designing these projects in a discussion about the past, present, and future of open space in Boston and beyond.

With degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Julia Africa is the public health consultant for the Franklin Park Action Plan. Prior to this, she led the Nature, Health, and the Built Environment program at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C- CHANGE).

Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA is a founding principal of Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 1990. Reed Hilderbrand is leading the design process for the Franklin Park Action Plan.

Chris Reed, FASLA, is Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture and Co-Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and founding director of Stoss Landscape Urbanism. Stoss is leading the redesign of Moakley Park.

Cheri Ruane, FASLA, is vice president and landscape architecture practice leader at Weston & Sampson. She has previously worked for the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and is past president of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects. Weston & Sampson is leading the master plan process for Boston Common.

RSVP: https://bostonbigparks.eventbrite.com

4:00pm - Landscapes Made for a Living World

Presented by Kyle Hoepner

As we become more and more aware of the impact human activities can have on our world's environment, landscape professionals have been increasingly inspired to create beautiful designs that also coexist well with their surrounding ecosystems. One result has been a growing use of native species in landscape design, plus gardens specifically made to attract and sustain birds, pollinating insects, and other local wildlife. In this panel, some of the Northeast's most prominent professionals will examine the current state of the art and where they see things headed.

Panelists:
-Matthew Cunningham, principal, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Stoneham, Mass.
-Kathryn Herman, principal, Kathryn Herman Design, New Canaan, Conn.
-Keith LeBlanc, principal, LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects, Boston
-Margie Ruddick, principal, Margie Ruddick Landscape, White Plains, N.Y., and author of Wild by Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes

Moderator: Kyle Hoepner, design journalist and consultant

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5:00pm - The Evolving Family: Creating Your Own Remodeled Retreat

Presented by Feinmann, Inc.

We are spending more time than ever in our homes which is leading to new ways of remodeling: from creating spaces that improve family connection, to designing bathroom retreats where you can indulge and relax, to finding ways to bring the outdoors in. Join Feinmann, Inc. – Designers | Builders to explore these trends and more on remodeling for the evolving family, including:

Kitchens – No longer just a place to cook and eat, kitchens have become epicenter of the home – a place where family and friends congregate. See how Feinmann has implemented dynamic design into their clients' kitchens.

Open Floor Plans – Opening up site lines for family living is more than just a trend. See how Feinmann is tearing down walls of traditional floor plans so clients can enjoy the new convenience of open concept living.

Bathrooms – Bathrooms are no longer a place where you just get ready in the morning. See examples of bathroom luxury Feinmann has created to deliver a place to pamper and escape – from beautiful modern and transitional designs with functionality that wows.

Sunroom and Porches – Sunroom and Porches – Bringing the outdoors in has never been more prevalent then ever. See the latest trends in creating indoor retreats that are an extension of the home.

6:00pm - Greenery in the Scenery

Presented by IFDA New England

In the finale to our virtual spring series, April Showers Bring May Flowers, join IFDA New England for a dynamic discussion among expert stylist Karin Lidbeck, seasoned photographer Greg Premru, and artistic florist Jennifer Figge as they dive into the art of staging interiors with all things green. Panelists will explore the poignant impact of fresh material when photographing interiors - from trends happening now, forecasting the next wave, as well was the tried-and-true classics that will never steer you wrong.

Karin Lidbeck: Karin's experience as a interior photo stylist includes years of work for all the national magazines, such as Traditional home, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living, Country Home, House Beautiful and Boston's New England Home magazine. She also brings her styling skills to many other diverse markets with numerous clients in interior design, architecture, the furnishings and lifestyle markets and catalogs. As a contributing editor To the Better Homes & Gardens magazine group she has designed and produced over 60 features focusing on Floral styling for BH&Gs "Country Gardens Magazine and " Garden Design "magazine.

Greg Premru: Greg is a photographer who specializes in Residential and Commercial Interiors and Architecture. His work captures an upscale lifestyle that you want to be a part of. It is clean and fresh utilizing sophisticated color palettes that create a distinctive mood and ambiance.

Jennifer Figge: An avid gardener, Jennifer is passionate about floral and garden design. Her floral training was through European Master Certification program (EMC), taught by International Floral Designer Tomas de Bruyne. Currently she is focused on Floral Styling, working with Interior Photographers to create the perfect "shot" with the right mix of botanicals. Constantly inspired by art and nature, when she is not designing for others, you can find her foraging, exploring new ideas, and working in her own garden.

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May 5, 2021

11:00am - Designing The Ultimate Getaway

Presented by Eleven Interiors and b Architecture Studio

This past year, the term "cabin fever" took on a whole new meaning! The upside of being cooped up? It helped to fast-track plans for creating the perfect escape many of us have put off for years!

Whether it's a seaside cottage, a lake house, a cabin in the woods, a slope-side chalet or 10 steps out your back door, our panel of design experts will share their tips and tricks for designing your ultimate getaway spot.

This lively discussion focuses on location and site planning, zoning, designing a new build or renovating, and creating functional and beautiful interiors. Moderated by Jenna Talbott, Editor-in-Chief of New England Home magazine, panelists include Michael Ferzoco, principal of Eleven Interiors, Chris Brown, principal of b Architecture Studio and Andrea Nilsen Morse, principal of Nilsen Landscape Design, LLC.

Come with questions, and a cocktail, as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a toast to escaping!

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12:00pm - Congress for the New Urbanism, New England: Building Equitable and Inclusive Places

Presented by Congress for the New Urbanism, New England

Join us in a virtual Panel Discussion featuring CNU New England's 2020 Urbanist Award Winners: Union Studio, Utile Inc, Goody Clancy, Lifecare Design Inc., and Principle Group. This year's awards were judged on their ability to create places that are inclusive, inviting and equitable for the diverse populations of our region. The discussion moderated by Francis Goyes Flor of MassHousing will focus on the vision, process and creative efforts needed to make these places living and thriving realities.

We represent a community of practice, including all the disciplines that impact the built environment, who believe in good urbanism and that everyone deserves good design.

As a chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, CNU-NE is a nonprofit organization that supports public and private sector leaders, community activists, and multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to reestablishing the relationship between the art of building and the making of community, through citizen-based participatory planning and design.

We strive to reverse the effects of systemic inequalities as enabled by past planning and built environment decisions and frameworks. By identifying and confronting exclusionary policies and practices, empowering those who have been most affected, and fostering more inclusive decision making; we work to design and build economically viable, stable, and environmentally healthy and equitable communities.

Our annual Urbanist Award winners were judged this last year for their ability to create just these kinds of places.

RSVP: https://cnune-equitableplaces.eventbrite.com

1:00pm - Kitchen Design With The Experts

Presented by Scavolini and Modern Luxury Interiors Boston

If 2020 taught us anything, it is that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in our homes. Whether you are renovating an existing kitchen, building a custom home, or buying a condominium with a finished kitchen, what are the questions you need to ask to avoid the most common problems with kitchen design? How can you help ensure that the investment you are making will add up to the kitchen of your dreams? We will take a look at the do's and don'ts of kitchen design from the perspective of a developer, an interior designer, an architect and a kitchen specialist. Bring your questions for this panel of experts and a lively exchange of key information!

Panelists
Doreve Nicholaeff, Founder, Nicholaeff Architecture
Shari Pellows, Founder and Principal, Shari Pellows Interiors
Alisha Serras, Owner, Scavolini Boston

Moderator: Michael McCarthy, Editor in Chief, Modern Luxury Interiors Boston

RSVP: https://kitchendesignwiththeexperts.splashthat.com/

2:00pm - Medici Revisited: Tuscan Villas and Transplanted Englishmen

Presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, NE

Join the New England Chapter of the ICAA in partnership with The Magazine Antiques for this lecture by Cece Haydock, which details the fabulously wealthy Medici bankers towered over Tuscany during the Renaissance. With their riches, the princes built large villas with elaborate gardens just outside Florence. Medici, Castello, and Petraia are a few of the early country estates built in the 15th and 16th centuries. Four hundred years later most villas remained although in need of repair. New money arrived in the Tuscan hills as the expatriate Englishmen busied themselves renewing and creating magnificent gardens such as Gamberaia, La Pietra, I Tatti and Le Balze. Learn the history of Renaissance garden making and how it was interpreted by English gardeners of the early 20th century.

The fabulously wealthy Medici bankers towered over Tuscany during the Renaissance. With their riches, the princes built large villas with elaborate gardens just outside Florence. Medici, Castello, and Petraia are a few of the early country estates built in the 15th and 16th centuries. Four hundred years later most villas remained although in need of repair. New money arrived in the Tuscan hills as the expatriate Englishmen busied themselves renewing and creating magnificent gardens such as Gamberaia, La Pietra, I Tatti and Le Balze. During this talk, we will learn the art of Renaissance garden making and how it was interpreted by English gardeners of the early 20th century.

Villas to be toured include:
-Villa Medici (1451-7 Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici, Michelozzo di Bartolomeo, 1911, Cecil Pinsent and Geoffrey Scott)
-Villa di Castello (1477, 1537-8, Cosimo I)
-Boboli Gardens (1550 Tribolo, Davide Fortini, then Vasari 1554-1561 and Bartolomeo Ammannati 1560-83)
-Villa della Petraia (1568 Ferdinando de'Medici, 1588 Raffaello di Zonobi di Pagno)
-Villa Guicciardini Corso Salviati (1644, 1907 Giulio Giucciardini Corsi)
-Villa Gamberaia (1610 Zanobi di Andrea Lapi, 1896: Princess Ghyka)
-Villa La Pietra (1904, Harold Acton)
-Villa I Tatti (1911, Cecil Pinsent)
-Le Balze (1914, Cecil Pinsent)

RSVP: https://haydock.eventbrite.com

4:00pm - "Inside & Out" with Christopher Spitzmiller & Clinton Smith

Presented by New England Home

Join noted ceramicist, tastemaker and author Christopher Spitzmiller and New England Home Editor at Large Clinton Smith for a lively chat on the art of living well, both indoors and out!

Christopher's new book, A Year at Clove Brook Farm is both a visual delight, as well as a road map to great gardening, al fresco entertaining, interior and exterior decorating, and more. Join them as they discuss timely (and timeless!) farm-to-table ideas and inspiration—just in time for summer!

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5:00pm - Land/Shape: Design for Outdoor Spaces

Presented by Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers

Outdoor Decor - Classic elements, contemporary sculpture, and antiques can add design, whimsy, and intrigue to outdoor spaces transforming the ordinary into delightful areas that reflect your style. Whether space for al fresco dining, outdoor entertaining, or a unique focal-point, hear from Skinner experts about the type of one-of-a-kind items available at auction to meet every taste and budget.

Dan Ayer, Director of the 20th Century Design Department at Skinner, has expertise in furniture, lighting, and decorative arts spanning the 20th Century.

Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, located in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, offers its customers worldwide, "anywhere" access to its sales through in-person and online bidding. Skinner auctions reach an international audience and showcase the unique, rare, and beautiful in dozens of categories, including the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, modern design, musical instruments, science and technology, wine, and many others.

RSVP: https://landshape.eventbrite.com

6:30pm - Partnerships and Placemaking in the Time of COVID

Presented by the Esplanade Association

Join us for this virtual panel discussion focused on the goals, partnerships, and design principles behind Hatched: Breaking Through the Silence, a 30-night multisensory illumination experience commissioned by the Esplanade Association to celebrate 20 years of partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).

The Esplanade Association has worked in collaboration with DCR since 2001 to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for the park's millions of annual visitors.

Amidst the turmoil and darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Esplanade Association aspired to commission a joyful -- and safe – destination art piece in celebration of the 64-acre Esplanade and the public-private partnership that has made it the vibrant urban park it is today. This panel on Partnerships and Placemaking in the Time of COVID explores the foundations of Hatched, the women-led team that created it, the groundbreaking technology behind its mesmerizing animations, and the Esplanade Association's efforts to bring tens of thousands of masked, physically-distant visitors to the DCR Hatch Shell in a year when the iconic Art Deco bandstand had largely fallen silent.

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May 6, 2021

10:00am - Boston Home's Summer Issue Launch

Presented by Boston Home Magazine

Ready for summer? Join Boston Home editor Andrea Timpano for a behind-the-scenes look at the magazine's annual Summer Escapes issue, featuring inspirational vacation homes, covetable outdoor spaces, and luxury pool design. You'll hear from industry experts, enjoy a virtual tour of a featured home, catch up on the latest design trends, and more.

RSVP: https://bostonhomesummer21.eventbrite.com

11:00am - Merida Workshop Virtual Tour

Presented by Merida

Join Merida's Joni Mullen, Business Development Manager for New England, for a behind-the-scenes look at how a Merida rug is made. From our workshop in Fall River, Massachusetts you'll see Merida craftsmen at work, demonstrating artisanal handwork on heritage looms that have been reengineered for new weaving techniques. Our in-house design team will showcase our newest yarns, blends and colors. You'll also get a sneak preview of our spring collection, Portfolio 2021.

For 40 years, Merida has been reimagining textile design and manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts, the birthplace of American textiles. Each rug is woven to order and inspired by the beauty of natural yarns, the soulfulness of craftsmanship, and the uplifting spirit of design.

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12:00pm : Merida Workshop Virtual Tour

Play + Health in Design: Lucid Thinking to Facilitate Wellbeing

Presented by Boston Architectural College

J. Davis Harte, PhD, Director of the Design for Human Health MDS program at The Boston Architectural College will lead a playful lecture that will describe current understanding of play to facilitate optimal health and wellbeing and design's part in this. BAC student work will tip off ideas about play-deficit, and better display successes and opportunities for deliberate and thoughtful design inspirations.

J Davis Harte, PhD, has three decades of curiosity around design and health. Her BS in Education and Child in Society grounds her wellness design work, which focuses on children's places, trauma-informed design spaces and childbirth design. She padded her curiosity with an MS in Design and a PhD in Health | Design. She remains a playful beginner.

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1:00pm - Design's Role in the Heathy Homes Movement

Presented by The Sherwin Williams Company

This course will focus on paint technologies you can specify to help improve the quality of your client's home with respect to indoor air quality, odors, mold and mildew and disease-causing bacteria on painted surfaces. You will learn how to find paints and coatings that are 3rd party-certified so that you can recommend a product with confidence. Finally, you will learn strategies for incorporating natural elements with biophilic design theory.

Samantha Noonan and Tiara Castro are Designer Account Executives for Sherwin-Williams Boston District. Samantha has been a part of the Sherwin Williams team since the beginning of 2018 and has held the positions of Management Trainee and Assistant Manager. Tiara has been a part of the team since 2014 and has held various positions such as Sales Associate, Intern, Assistant Manager, and Manager. In their current role, Samantha and Tiara offer specification support, color tool expertise, and on-going product education to residential designers and architects throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Sherwin-Williams has been a long-time supporter of Design Organizations, having employees who are both industry partners and professional members.

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/HealthyHomesSWCEU

2:00pm - Everything Old is New Again

Presented by S+H Construction and Slocum Hall Design Group

New England has one of the richest and largest collections of historic residential homes in the country: from our Colonial heritage, to our vibrant and cherished Victorian neighborhoods, to Mid-Century modern homes. And while we love our old homes with their classic style, decorative details and beautiful craftsmanship, renovating one of these masterpieces can often be an overwhelming undertaking.

Join our panel of seasoned professionals as they share their expertise on the challenges and the rewards of owning and restoring a historic property.

Topics for this lively, interactive presentation include levels of restoration, the permitting process, how to assemble a knowledgeable team to help with the process, how to remain true to the home's original glory and still make it functional for modern living and more.

Moderated by Bruce Irving, former producer of This Old House and home renovation expert, panelists include Sarah Lawson, president/owner of residential construction firm S+H Construction, David Boronkay, principal of Slocum Hall Design Group, and Anne Mueller, principal of Briar Design.

RSVP: https://old-is-new.eventbrite.com

3:00pm - MIT Campus Art and Landscape Virtual Tour

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a virtual public art tour showcasing art and landscape highlights across campus. View select artworks and consider land how art and landscape have shaped MITs campus design on this virtual tour of the public art collection. List Center Public Program Manager will be accompanied by a MIT Student Guide as we lead the discussion of works featuring Mark di Suvero, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, and Richard Fleischner.

MIT's Percent-for-Art Program, administered by the List Visual Arts Center, now allocates up to $500,000 to commission art for each new major renovation or campus construction project. The policy was formally instituted in 1968, but earlier collaborations between artists and architects can be found on MIT's campus. When architect Eero Saarinen designed the MIT Chapel in 1955, sculptor Theodore Roszak designed the bell tower and sculptor Harry Bertoia designed the altar screen. In 1985, architect I.M. Pei and artists Scott Burton, Kenneth Noland, and Richard Fleischner collaborated on Percent-for-Art projects for the Wiesner building and plaza, home to the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Media Laboratory.

RSVP: https://mit-campus-art-landscape-virtual-tour-may-6.eventbrite.com

4:00pm - North Bennet Street School: Virtual Tour of Tour America's First Trade School!

Join us for an extensive, behind-the-scenes, virtual tour of NBSS, America's first trade school. Using our new 360-degree model, we will guide you through the entire facility, covering its architectural features, work spaces, machine rooms, and all of the workbenches in between. We train students in nine full-time programs including carpentry, preservation, bookbinding, locksmithing, furniture making, jewelry making, piano technology, and violin making.

Since its founding in 1881, NBSS has been a fixture of its North End neighborhood. Originally nestled in several small buildings within the interior of the community, the School moved to its expansive new home—the most prominent surviving example of Georgian Revival civic architecture in Boston—near the Rose Kennedy Greenway in 2013. Designed by noted architect John M. Gray, the Depression-era masonry structures were envisioned as a single civic complex with three distinct facades as part of the East Boston Tunnel project in 1934. The buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.

The award-winning renovation project by Kennedy & Violich Architecture linked two of these abandoned municipal buildings, unifying the School's extensive workshops and administration under one roof, while also creating a vibrant center for traditional trades in an urban environment.

5:30pm - Renovating Boston City Hall Plaza

Presented by the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD)

Boston's City Hall Plaza is undergoing a major renovation to become more welcoming, accessible and sustainable. Please join the Boston Chapter of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) for a Zoom presentation about the site, landscape, wayfinding signage and environmental graphics changes that are part of this historic renovation. The presentation will be led by the project's key players, including:

Kara Elliott-Ortega, Chief of Arts and Culture, Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, City of Boston

Chris Grimley, Principal, Over/Under
Kristen McCosh, Disability Commissioner & ADA Title II Coordinator, Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities, City of Boston
Kate Tooke, Associate Principal and Landscape Architect, Sasaki

RSVP: https://segd.org/renovating-boston-city-hall-plaza

6:00pm - The Piers Park III Project in East Boston

Presented by The Trustees of Reservations

How a 130-year-old land conservation organization began planning an iconic waterfront destination on Boston's harbor The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) is the nation's first preservation and conservation organization, founded in Boston in 1891 out of a concern for dwindling public space. Today the non-profit is proud to protect and steward 120 special places across the state, sites ranging from barrier beaches and historic homes to working farms and urban gardens—including 56 in the City of Boston. Its Boston Waterfront Initiative, One Waterfront, is building on those deep and growing roots in Boston with a mission to create and manage a series of resilient and welcoming parks along the City's vulnerable harbor. After receiving official site developer designation from the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) late last year, One Waterfront is working to transform a dilapidated pier in East Boston into a welcoming waterfront destination, Piers Park III. Collaborating closely with the community and drawing on The Trustees' long history of expertise in public open space management, One Waterfront and world-renowned landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. will create an iconic new park, free and open to all.

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May 7, 2021

4:00 - 5:30pm - Designing the Boston People Will Love in 2121

Presented by Kyle Hoepner

The fabric of our city has been changing rapidly over the past two decades, with the evolution of the Seaport and extensive residential and commercial development in other areas as well. But—how carefully are the long-term effects of these initiatives being thought about? Consider the aspects of Boston's urban experience that today entice new residents, draw tourists from all over the world, and better the lives of diverse communities. Are we really making the places, neighborhoods, and amenities that will keep Boston vibrant for the next century?

Panelists:
-Jonathan Greeley, Director of Development Review, Boston Planning & Development Agency
-Ted Landsmark, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University, Boston
-Laura Marett, Associate Principal and Landscape Architect, Sasaki, Watertown, Mass.
-Kennan Rhyne, Interim Deputy Director for Downtown & Neighborhood Planning, Boston Planning & Development Agency
-Andres Sevtsuk, Associate Professor of Urban Science and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., and author of Street Commerce: Creating Vibrant Urban Sidewalks

Moderator: Kyle Hoepner, design journalist and consultant

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6:00pm - Boston Design Week Awards!

Join us at the?2021 Boston Design Week Awards, the culminating event of Boston Design Week. This year, due to COVID-19, we will be holding a virtual program to announce the awards, detailed TBA.?

We will present the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award to: Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, Master Furniture Maker and President Emeritus of North Bennet Street School.

The Producer's Choice Award will be presented to: The Society of Arts and Crafts.

Other Awards to be announced and presented include Mentor of the Year,?co-sponsored by The Over My Shoulder Foundation;? Newcomer of the Year; Social Impact Award; and the Community Spirit Award.

For complete details and updated information, click here.

6:30pm - Through The Looking Glass

Presented by Massachusetts College of Art & Design Master of Design | Design Innovation Program

Join the MassArt Master of Design Innovation program as we review our findings from an examination of "What is the future of Social Media?" explored during our spring 2021 Bootcamp. The MDES Class of 2021 and 2022 will then host a discussion on Zoom with industry leaders.

MassArt Design Innovation students come together annually for an intensive three-day Bootcamp. This year, we look at Social Media's impact, which has altered our public discourse in society, national and international. It sets trends and agendas in topics ranging from entertainment to the environment and politics to technology. Most are for-profit corporations with little to no societal obligation other than to their stockholders.

The MassArt Master of Design Innovation (MDES) prepares future leaders to confront complex challenges, combining empathy in context while also developing creative insights and solutions. The program is a full-time, two-year interdisciplinary curriculum intended for students who wish to lead the design and planning of new products, services, environments, systems, and organizations. The program philosophy connects deep expertise in the practices of design strategy and of business into an integrated, broad-based curriculum. We use real-world market and social challenges as the context for every class and every project.

RSVP: https://massart-mdes-design-innovation.eventbrite.com

May 8, 2021

12:00 - 3:30pm - SketchBoston at the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Presented by the Boston Society of Landscape Artists

Join other designers, artists, sketchers and friends for the return of SketchBoston! SketchBoston welcomes anyone interested in drawing the dynamic landscapes of Boston and beyond.

We'll be inspired by the plants and places, colors and textures of the Rose Kennedy Greenway in spring, as we celebrate Boston Design Week in one of our city's great green spaces.

All skill levels are encouraged!

Meet at the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston. Precise meet up location will be emailed to all registrants one week before the event, determined by what is in bloom.

Schedule
Meet 12:00 pm
Sketch 12:30-3:00 pm
Share 3:00-3:30 pm

RSVP: https://sketchboston.eventbrite.com

Ongoing & Multi-Day

EYES FORWARD
A special series of three panel discussions focused on homes, landscapes, and cities made for the future. Organized and moderated by design journalist and consultant Kyle Hoepner.

April 29, 2021

6:00 p.m. - Lasting Lessons 2020 Taught Us About Our Living Spaces

In today's live-work environment, how can a home best serve the diverse daily needs of its residents? Prominent interior designers share what they've discovered.

The past year has seen families of all sizes using their homes in ways they never would have anticipated. And it looks increasingly likely that, for many, 2020's expanded options for living and working could be permanent. How, then, do we make residences that are efficient, flexible, and nurturing enough for people to share happily while engaging in the diverse activities of their daily routines? Join a panel of prominent interior designers from Boston and beyond for a wide-ranging discussion of what they and their clients have been discovering.

Panelists:
-Paula Hamel Daher, principal, Daher Interior Design, Boston
-Nicole Hogarty, principal, Nicole Hogarty Designs, Boston
-Matthew Patrick Smyth, principal, Matthew Patrick Smyth Interior Design, New York, N.Y.

Moderator: Kyle Hoepner, design journalist and consultant

RSVP via Zoom by Clicking Here - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DcwQekCNSW-8AgVMFMZI3w

May 4, 2021

4:00 p.m. - Landscapes Made for a Living World

Four of the Northeast's top professionals discuss the creation of landscapes that enhance their surrounding ecosystems and nurture local wildlife.

May 7, 2021

4:00 p.m. - Designing the Boston People Will Love in 2121

As Boston's downtown and neighborhoods continue their rapid development, are we building in the public places and amenities that will keep our city vibrant?

The fabric of our city has been changing rapidly over the past two decades, with the evolution of the Seaport and extensive residential and commercial development in other areas as well. But—how carefully are the long-term effects of these initiatives being thought about? Consider the aspects of Boston's urban experience that today entice new residents, draw tourists from all over the world, and better the lives of diverse communities. Are we really making the places, neighborhoods, and amenities that will keep Boston vibrant for the next century?

Panelists:
-Jonathan Greeley, Director of Development Review, Boston Planning & Development Agency
-Ted Landsmark, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University, Boston
-Laura Marett, Associate Principal and Landscape Architect, Sasaki, Watertown, Mass.
-Kennan Rhyne, Interim Deputy Director for Downtown & Neighborhood Planning, Boston Planning & Development Agency
-Andres Sevtsuk, Associate Professor of Urban Science and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., and author of Street Commerce: Creating Vibrant Urban Sidewalks

Moderator: Kyle Hoepner, design journalist and consultant

RSVP via Zoom by Clicking Here - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pVgAAudCSia5---3p-b-2A

The Mural Project

Exhibition is free and outdoors to view indefinitely

As artists-in-residence at the MFA, muralist Rob "Problak” Gibbs and illustrator Rob Stull are leading a multipart project inspired by the exhibition "Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.” Highlighting intergenerational connections and the importance of youth participation in cultivating hip-hop culture, the project includes a community mural, a series of original drawings, a publication and map of street art around Boston, and a documentary video.

Details at https://www.mfa.org/exhibition/the-mural-project

Location: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

South Asian Art

Exhibition is open with reservation through October 1, 2022

The new Prashant H. Fadia Foundation and Deshpande Foundation Gallery features a selection of objects from PEM's extensive collection of historical material from India. Focused primarily on the 19th century, the gallery considers India's long and complex history of foreign occupation, and its troubling impact on the representation of Indian people in art. Featuring some of the earliest objects to come to PEM, including unfired clay sculpture, mica paintings and kalighat paintings, the gallery considers and questions the timeless tropes of India that persist even today.

Details at https://www.pem.org/visit

Location: Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things

Exhibition is free and open indefinitely

Organized in cooperation with the Parrish Art Museum, this exhibition assembles a full range of works that reflect Kendrick's provocative, ongoing investigations into the fundamentals and possibilities of sculpture. Active since the 1970s, Kendrick (b. 1949) has produced a large, varied body of work that has inventively pushed the boundaries of sculpture.

Details at https://addison.andover.edu/

Location: Addison Gallery of American Art, 180 Main St, Andover, MA 01810

i'm yours, Encounters with Art in Our Times (Online Exhibition)

Institute of Contemporary Art Virtual
Exhibition is free online

In this time of uncertainty, change, and heightened inequity, we ask: What is the role of art and museums? i'm yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times, which borrows its title from a Henry Taylor painting in the ICA's collection, underscores our belief that without you—our visitors—the museum is incomplete. Collaboratively and virtually organized in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition offers a non-linear presentation of artworks in an unfinished architectural environment to emphasize that the stories museums tell through art are never fixed but always in process.

Attend at http://annualreport.icaboston.org/im-yours/

(Anti)SUFFRAGE (Online Exhibition)

Boston Athenaeum Virtual
Exhibition is free online
Attend at https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/exhibitions/antisuffrage

(Anti)SUFFRAGE presents thirteen rare books, broadsides, paintings, photographs, and other items from the Boston Athen?um's special collections that look at how the suffrage movement contributed to redesigning women's roles and responsibilities in society from varied perspectives as they vied for equality.

Balancing Cultures

Exhibition open by reservation through May 23, 2021
Attend at https://griffinmuseum.org/

Initially an identity project, Balancing Cultures gives voice to a story suffered in silence by photographer, designer, and writer Jerry Takigawa's immigrant grandparents and American-born parents. "My mother's passing left my brother and me with boxes of photographs. Among them were photos of family members taken in camp that we had never seen. Piecing together a historical puzzle of photographs, memories, and artifacts, I began an exploration into my family's undisclosed past. This project is a testimony to the shame and indignation my family kept hidden due to their cultural stoicism and fear of retribution. Left untold, their experience would remain buried, a casualty of the country they loved and fought for. Balancing Cultures is especially relevant as long as America continues to incarcerate people—not for crimes they've committed, but simply because of whom they are.”

Location: The Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA 01890

Self-Guided Walks

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week

Exhibition is free and outdoors to view indefinitely
-Self-Guided Art Tour: www.bostonseaport.xyz/learn
-Design Seaport: www.bostonseaport.xyz/design-seaport

Boston Seaport's public art program is home to both permanent and rotating installations by internationally recognized artists such as Okuda San Miguel, Frank Stella, and Jon Burgerman, as well as locally designed works commissioned by its Design Seaport program. Seaport invites you to take a self-guided art tour of the neighborhood to learn more about its impressive public art program.

-Frank Stella | Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation I), 1970, Seaport Boulevard
-Okuda San Miguel | Air. Sea. Land., Seaport Boulevard
-Just Kids | Boston is the New Boston, One Seaport Courtyard
-Jon Burgerman | Looking Out For Each Other, One Seaport Courtyard
-Design Seaport Spring 2021 Installations, SeaGreen Park & Harbor Way

Location: Public Art in Boston Seaport

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week

Underground at Ink Block located under the highway and is easily accessible using public transportation and by pedestrian pathways from both the South End and South Boston.

Space is free and outdoors to enjoy indefinitely
Details at https://undergroundinkblock.com/about-2

Underground at Ink Block, Boston's new urban playground, is located under the highway between the city's South End and South Boston neighborhoods. This urban park, cultural attraction and mixed-use parking facility is a space unlike anything seen before in this region.

Location: Underground at Ink Block, 90 Traveler Street, Boston, MA 02118

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week

The Herd, by Andy Li
"The Herd, Andy Li's text and fiber-based installation, reflects on the Year of The Ox by channeling its most prominent zodiac attributes and the Ox's ethic of perseverance through the repetition of text. In some mythology, the Ox was sent from the heavens to assist humankind and work with them to prevent famine. This year, the Ox has arrived during a very difficult time for the world. With the New Year, the Ox carries hope through determination, honesty, and patience. The Herd was envisioned to create a serene and unifying environment in Chin Park to remind us that, like a herd of oxen, we are in this together"

More information can be found at: https://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/theherd

Location: The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Ave, Boston

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week

deCordova is internationally recognized as a major venue for the exhibition and interpretation of modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture. The Sculpture Park occupies the entire campus: 30 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns, forests, fields, gardens, and terraces on a rolling site along the shore of Flint's Pond in Lincoln, Massachusetts. At any given time, approximately 60 sculptures are on display in the Sculpture Park, which is open every day during the summer and Wednesdays through Sundays during the winter. The Sculpture Park reveals to visitors a cross-section of how contemporary artists work outdoors, and how outdoor art enters into complex dialogues with sites and environmental conditions.

More information can be found at: www.thetrustees.org

Location: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week

Now + There

Sites are free and outdoors to view indefinitely

For Boston, and all who are curious and engaged, Now + There is a public art curator that challenges our city's cultural identity by taking artistic risks and consistently producing compelling projects. Our projects are temporary and site specific, hence our name. Silvia López Chavez was given the creative freedom to re-imagine a utilitarian concrete environment into one that sparks new connections with a bright, striking mural that echoes the beauty, diversity, and energy of The Charles River Esplanade and of Boston. Patterned Behavior was commissioned by the Esplanade Association and curated and produced by Now + There. Located on the Charles River Esplanade near the Mass Ave. Bridge.

More information can be found at: https://www.nowandthere.org/projects

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week

There are many ways to experience Mount Auburn. It is a wonderful place to walk, to push a stroller, to look for wildlife, or to enjoy a bit of tranquility. We offer printed and electronic materials to help you learn more about the Cemetery's history, the notable people buried here, the many monuments and buildings, and our plant collections. We also offer suggestions for exploring the Cemetery with young children.

If your main interest in coming to Mount Auburn is to take a leisurely stroll, the Cemetery offers miles of roads and paved paths to explore. We have two designated walking paths: an inner loop of 1 mile and outer loop of 2 miles.

More information can be found at: https://mountauburn.org/visit/enjoy-mount-auburn/

Location: Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week

Forest Hills Cemetery is one of the finest examples of the garden cemetery in the United States. It was founded in 1848 to provide a magnificent park-like setting to bury and remember family and friends. Set among the important jewels of Greater Boston's "Emerald Necklace”— the linked collection of parks and green spaces (the "jewels”) that ring the city — Forest Hills Cemetery is a treasure trove of natural splendor and man-made beauty. In recognition of its unique qualities, Forest Hills Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

More information can be found at: http://www.foresthillscemetery.com/self-guided-scholars-tour/

Location: Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA

Date: April 28-May 9, 2021

Cost: Free

Location: Online

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