Boston Design Week 2017

Boston Design Week 2017

Boston Design Week, a 12-day, city-wide festival, seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design. Fostering recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, over 80 events all over the city bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. Hosting a variety of inclusive and engaging events, the Innovation and Design Building shares Boston Design Week’s vision of encouraging the public to explore all aspects of design.

Top Places to Live with Boston magazine
March 30 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | The Innovation and Design Building | Dock | 25 Drydock Avenue
Boston magazine presents a panel discussion and celebratory event designed to bring the March ‘Best Places to Live’ issue feature to life.

Control4 Smart Home Airstream
April 4-7 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Boston Design Center Courtyard | 1 Design Center Place
Visit the Control4 Dream Stream to see how a Control4 Smart Home can simplify your life by setting scenes that can dim the lights, start the music, and lower the temperature—all with one command.

Spring Showcase
April 4 | All Day | Boston Design Center
Spring Showcase is a one-day mini-market focused on dining and entertaining. Join us for a full day of dinner-table inspired design featuring Matthew Quinn, Young Huh, Chef Dave Becker, and more.

Designing for Virtual Reality
April 4 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. | Neoscape | 23 Drydock Avenue
This hands-on session will merge the worlds of 2D and 3D design into an interactive VR experience.

Women at the Top…How I Got Here!
April 4 | 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Scavolini | Suite 634
How I Got Here reveals the perils and perks of reaching the top in the world of building and design.

Dreams for Future Cities
April 5 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Continuum | 21 Drydock Avenue
How will our relationship to technology and the so-called smart city change in a world of self-driving cars, robotic homes, ambient information displays, and seductive conversational agents?

The Continued Relevance of Classicism in Contemporary Design
April 6 | 11:00 a.m. | Boston Design Center Seminar Room and Market Stalls | Suites 548 and 203
Not merely an architectural style or collection of styles, Classicism is a philosophy about humanity and nature.

Design Showdown
April 7 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Boston Design Center Seminar Room and Galley West | Suites 548 and 200
Design Showdown culminates in this exciting live event and after party where student finalists’ designs are presented, judged, showcased, and celebrated.