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Wednesday May 4th 2022



12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Drama, Serenity, Function: A Lunchtime Q&A and Book Signing with Melanie Turner

Presented by Modern Relik, Interviewed by Kyle Hoepner


Grab a midday bite at and meet the dynamic Atlanta-based interior designer Melanie Turner, who will be talking with design journalist Kyle Hoepner at the elegant Modern Relik showroom in Boston’s SoWa Art + Design District. Up for discussion will be the homes featured in her new book, Inviting Interiors: A Fresh Take on Beautiful Rooms. Whether calm or graphic, lush or funky, Melanie’s spaces maintain an emphasis on simplicity and understated glamour, featuring a blend of clean lines, found and fine objects, and custom-designed sculptural furniture. Copies of Inviting Interiors will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Read more... 

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The Truth Down Under


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


The Truth Down Under

Presented by S+H Construction and b Architecture Studio

Basements are one of the most popular requested renovations. Unfinished, unused spaces all within the footprint of an existing home. Simple, right? In most cases basements are actually one of the hardest spaces to renovate. Our seasoned panel of expert dive into The Truth Down Under – discussing what taking on a basement renovation really means. From special building codes, to eliminating moisture, to layout, to proper lighting choices and appropriate finishings, these experts will divulge their secrets for transforming a subterranean space into a functioning one.  Read more... 

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Taking Design to the Metaverse


5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Taking Design to the Metaverse

Presented by Neoscape

What is the metaverse? Why is it dominating the headlines? How will it impact our approach to design? Join Neoscape, our partners, and experts to discuss virtual reality's future. Hear an open discussion on the metaverse from the technology it uses, its real-life application, and how who has access to the environment will shape our future.  Read more... 

Designing a New Era

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


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Designing a New Era: Lead the Post-COVID Future

Presented by Curator Paints at Childs Gallery

Historic pandemics of the 20th and 21st centuries have shaped our behavior, our attitudes, and the way we live and work. Their impact has extended to our interior spaces, causing changes in design that extend well past the immediate effects of the pandemic. This course looks at the great influenza pandemic of 1918‒1920 and COVID-19 and reviews their effects on society and design. Looking to a post-COVID-19 future, the course suggests specific design themes to contemplate and what the future of color and design might be. IDCEC Approved CEU / 0.1 General Learning Unit. Read more... 

Identity in Art

7:00 PM


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Identity in Art - Representation & Belonging

Presented by the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

Our impressions and understanding of a people are heavily-influenced by how they are depicted in imagery. World-class museum-walls are heavily populated by artist-interpretations of cultures they’ve identified as “other.” Slowly, more works by artists representing and reclaiming their own culture are gaining recognition. In conversation with artists who create work that intentionally references a culture, we seek to investigate: Who gets to determine how cultures are represented in art? How does membership, or non-membership, in a culture impact how we depict it? Who determines how those images are distributed and displayed? Read more...

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