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Opening Reception: In the Public Interest

Dates: 

February 21, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: 

Boston Society of Architects (BSA) Space
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Don't miss the opening reception for In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role and Responsibility. This special event is an opportunity to explore the exhibition while enjoying complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

In the Public Interest exhibition will showcase six innovative architectural practices reimaging the architect’s contribution toward the public good. The selected projects will offer unique perspectives on the value of a community-engaged design process and the expanding nature of practice while presenting new methods for the profession to design with Boston’s communities.

Public interest design is re-positioning the architectural profession to address the social, political, and environmental issues of the 21st century through community-engaged design. This shift in practice advances the notion that architecture is not only a built product, but a collective process that instills the tools, awareness, and imagination for individuals to improve their lives.

In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role and Responsibility exhibition will showcase six innovative architectural practices reimaging the architect’s contribution toward the public good. The selected projects will offer unique perspectives on the value of a community-engaged design process and the expanding nature of practice while presenting new methods for the profession to design with Boston’s communities.

The exhibition is based on the 2017 winning proposal of AIA Seattle's Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, "Public Interest: Redefining the Architect's Role in and Responsibility to Society" by Garrett Nelli AIA. In 2017, Garrett traveled to Los Angeles, New Orleans, Alabama, Haiti, Spain, and Italy to catalog how design can be a catalyst for positive societal change.

This exhibition is on view February 21 through April 21, 2019.

Registration fee: 

Free

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning
Real Estate Development