Friday May 7











Today's Featured Events:

4:00 - 5:30pm

Online Recording Now Available Here

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? Read more...

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Designing the Boston People
Will Love in 2121
Boston Design Week Annual Awards Event

6:00pm - 7:30

Boston Design Week Awards!

Virtual Program Presented on Zoom


Join us at the 2021 Boston Design Week Awards, the culminating event of Boston Design Week.  Until we can gather in person once again, put on your party best and meet us online on May 7th for our annual gathering of Awards Nominees, Design Week Participants, Sponsors, Leadership Committee, Media, and Invited Guests.


Award co-presenters are Tony Fusco, Co-Producer of Boston Design Week, and Allison Iantosca, Owner and President of F.H. Perry Builder. There will also be a guest appearance by Grammy-winning recording artist Patti Austin, one of the founders of the Over My Shoulder Foundation.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented 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 at the event include Mentor of the Year, co-sponsored by the Over My Shoulder Foundation, Newcomer of the Year and the Social Impact Award.   For more details and lists of the Nominees, visit


Suggested contribution to support Boston Design Week: $10, Individual , $20 Couple or Household. Free admission available.



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Boston Design Week Awards


Through The Looking Glass

​Presented by Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Master of Design | Design Innovation Program

We are examining Social Media's future with the MassArt Master of Design Innovation Graduate Students. Social media is altering our public discourse in society, national and international. It sets trends and agendas in topics ranging from entertainment to environment and politics to technology. Our Spring Design Innovation Bootcamp examines the issues surrounding the rapidly evolving online discourse through Social Media. Read more...

Through The Looking Glass