The sixth annual Boston Design Week is here! This is a 12-day, citywide festival that runs from March 27-April 7. We highlighted a few events below, but check out the full list of interesting events on the event’s calendar (note that many events require RSVP!) This year’s Design Week celebrates design “Then and Now”. Events have a variety of categories, including graphic design, fashion, interior design, technical design, architecture, and much more. Boston is our home, and there’s many cool things to learn and do in the city. Get out there and enjoy!
The Bauhaus and Harvard
Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week
Wednesday, March 27 – Sunday, April 7 | 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Featuring nearly 200 works by 74 artists, The Bauhaus and Harvard is drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. The Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture, and design. Harvard University hosted the first Bauhaus exhibition in the United States in 1930, and became an unofficial center for the Bauhaus in America when Walter Gropius joined Harvard’s architecture department in 1937.
The Aesthetics of Sustainability: Architectural Design for the Human Experience
Thursday, March 28 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
BUTZ & KLUG at bulthaup atelier
138 Newbury Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02116
By making human experience the focus of architectural design, the sensibilities of aesthetics and the physics of sustainability become powerful symbiotic forces resulting in buildings that are experientially rich and miserly with energy. Through the exploration of the design process of three different projects: a South End townhouse, an historic suburban home, and a coastal pool house, BUTZ + KLUG Architecture will demonstrate the decision-making processes that drive the firm’s buildings towards aesthetic sustainability.
Exhibition Tour: In the Public Interest
Saturday, March 30 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Get an in-depth look at the current exhibition, In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role and Responsibility, through this 45-minute exhibition tour with Taylor Johnson, Assoc. AIA, graduate of Syracuse Architecture. The exhibition will showcase six innovative architectural practices reimagining the architect’s contribution toward the public good. After the tour, please ask questions, continue to explore the exhibition, and enjoy!
Show Don’t Tell – New Ways to Use Immersive Experiences
Wednesday, April 3 | 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Neoscape, Innovation and Design Building
23 Drydock Avenue, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Try ’em all, use ‘em all, is how we roll, and why we are excited to share with you the latest spatial, design, and educational experiences we’re working on with our clients. Join us in our new Research and Development Lab along with other industry leaders to hear how innovations in technology are transforming the way we tell stories. This free event includes a panel discussion followed by a reception with hands-on demonstrations.
Design Takes on Cancer
Thursday, April 4 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
200 Portland Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
No one wants to think about cancer. But it has a large impact on society and a profound impact on individuals and families. About 1.7 M people are diagnosed with it each year in the US. The majority will survive. This session intends to catalyze design innovation that responds to the physical and sensory onslaught of those in treatment and in recovery. Success would deliver improved quality of life and an invaluable restoration of confidence.
Interventions: A Student-Led Design Conference
Saturday, April 6 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
SCOUT- Northeastern’s Student-Led Design Studio
805 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Interventions is the second annual day-long design conference put on by Northeastern’s student-led design studio, Scout. We work to foster the creative community on campus and through Interventions, start a dialogue centered around student-led design in Boston. 2019’s theme, Interventions: Narrative, brings together designers and creative thinkers to explore how we create, own, and maintain narratives in our work that have inevitable effects on society.
Check out the full list of events and RSVP on the calendar here. Which events are you excited for?