Excitement was in the air high above the waterfront at Design Museum Boston’s latest UNITE event. The breathtaking views, provided by MassChallenge, were a fitting backdrop to the big ideas presented during the evening. Co-hosted by ONEin3 Boston, the night marked the first event in their Engagement Economics series, which is focused on bringing together practitioners, policy makers and citizens across neighborhoods and disciplines to examine the connection between civic health and economic development in Boston.
The crowd mingled and chatted while enjoying delicious food by Boloco and drinks courtesy of Harpoon and MS Walker. For the main event we had a panel of experts to discuss the importance of art and design on the community: Heidi Burbidge, Senior Project Manager of the Boston Redevelopment Authority; Ricardo Barreto, Director of The Urban Arts Institute; James Grace, Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council; John Harthorne, Founder and CEO of MassChallenge; and last, but not least, our own Derek Cascio, Co-Founder & Director of Design Museum Boston. It was great to see so many organizations working to integrate art and design into our everyday lives and striving to make Boston a hub of creativity and innovation.
Design Museum Boston is grateful for our the presenting sponsorship of Gerding Edlen as well as the support of Boloco, Harpoon, MS Walker, and Ben Gebo Photography. The event couldn’t have happened without the support of our co-hosts, volunteers, and attendees. Thank you to all who attended and stay tuned for the next event in our UNITE series.