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Event Calendar:




Tue 02

Wed 03

Thu 04


Sat & Sun

06 & 07

Tuesday April 25th 2023 - Kick-Off Events

Meet Coco Raynes at 5:30pm

9:00 AM  - 7:00 PM

Programs All Day

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Inclusive Design Immersion Day

Presented by The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD)

SoWa Art + Design District 560 Harrison Ave., #401, Boston, MA 02118


IHCD, a 45 year-old international design and education non-profit is providing a day-long open house opportunity for an immersion in Inclusive Design, a global movement promoting design as a tool of social equity across the spectrum of ability, age, culture and gender.  Throughout the day, a mix of exhibit, film, digital and live presentations will offer an opportunity to appreciate the state-of-the art of Inclusive Design practice in transit, office, culture, higher education as well as recent global award winners.  The day will wrap up with an interview and book signing with the nationally-known designer Coco Raynes at 5:30, RSVP required.  

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4:30 pm - 6:30 PM

Architecture is Within Us:

The Selected Works of Balkrishna Doshi

Presented by Boston Architectural College

McCormick Gallery, 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115


Visit Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) McCormick Gallery for this informal talk to engage with our featured exhibit: Architecture is Within Us: The Selected Works of Balkrishna Doshi. This exhibit reveals Doshi’s emerging sense of architecture as a platform for living with dignity, joy and evolution. Doshi’s illustrious work spans over 60 years at multiple scales and exemplifies the crucial role architecture plays in connecting society and promoting wellbeing, a sense of identity, and communal spirit. Sadly, Doshi died this year at 95. Expand your thinking about housing, design, and local culture through this original exhibition commissioned by the BAC and curated by Khushnu Panthaki Hoof, Studio Sangath. Read more... 

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Kick Off Boston Design Week with Boston’s Best!

Presented by the ASID and IFDA New England Chapters,

and by New England Home 

at The Design and Media Center Atrium

Massachusetts College of Art & Design

621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 


Join us as the Boston design community comes together to kick-off Boston Design Week! ASID and IFDA have partnered with New England Home to create an evening of cocktails, conversation and inspiration, in the art-filled Design and Media Center Atrium at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.  It’s a celebration of the style, creativity and innovation here in Boston, and a marquee event of the 10th Anniversary of Boston Design Week. Don’t miss it!  Read more... 

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Creative Conversations

Presented by DESIGNxRI

at Providence Children's Museum

100 South St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

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CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS, a speaker series from DESIGNxRI, brings together designers, creatives, and design enthusiasts to exchange ideas and get inspired. Join us on April 25th at the Providence Children's Museum, to hear from two inspiring speakers who specialize in designing space and exhibition. Each speaker will have 15 minutes to share their work and discuss their practices, followed by a Q&A and an engaging community conversation. We guarantee that you will leave feeling inspired, informed, and connected with like-minded individuals. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic and engaging creative community!


DESIGNxRI is a nonprofit economic development organization that creates an opportunity-driven environment for RI designers, design businesses, and the design sector to thrive. We believe design is a critical economic sector that drives change globally, socially, and locally in the state of Rhode Island.

Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder

Starting Tuesday April 25th through May 7

Keeping it Real Exhibition

Exhibition Open Weekdays 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Studio Tour Wednesday April 26th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Keeping It Real

Presented by Wentworth Institute of Technology

Annex Central Building, Casella Gallery and

Industrial Design Studios, 550 Parker St, Boston, MA 02120



In an ever-evolving digital world, a hands-on educational experience has become increasingly more elusive at the university level. Wentworth’s Industrial Design program believes that in order to successfully meet the future we must also keep ourselves firmly rooted in the fundamentals of building and making. This exhibit, and a two-hour tour led by faculty, will offer insights into how we integrate traditional and emerging design methodologies and connect those technologies to Wentworth’s network of engineering and entrepreneurial strategies.  Read more...

Designing For Life Exhibition

Exhibition Open Weekdays 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Tours Sat. April 29 & Sat. May 6 at 10:00 AM

Designing For Life: Fragile Ecologies

Presented by Wentworth Institute of Technology

Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences (CEIS) Lobby, 555 Parker St, Boston, MA 02120



Fragile ecologies offer opportunities for urban integration if they are approached from the perspective of Designing for Life, a community-based architectural framework that integrates the experience of citizens as an interwoven part of urban ecologies.  This Exhibition explores fourteen years of commitment between the School of Architecture and Design of Wentworth Institute of Technology and the City of Caracas. This long-term engagement invites us to explore Spatial Democracy in underprivileged environments of fragile ecologies.  Read more...

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