Designers and Entrepreneurs Mingle at Last Month’s UNITE event.Sam Aquillano | Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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 the sponsorship of Gerding Edlen, 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.
Gerding Edlen is considered one of the nation’s leading experts in developing and managing green buildings, with an emphasis on developing properties that build community and positively reflect lifestyles of the future. They are a full service real estate investment, development and asset/property management firm with a depth of experience in sustainable development and renewable energy. Recognized for their socially responsible approach to real estate investment, Gerding Edlen is one of the world’s leading developers of LEED Certified properties with over 40 certified or registered LEED projects. Since 1996, the firm has developed more than 60 green projects totaling nearly $5 Billion in value throughout the Western U.S.
About UNITE: In collaboration with local businesses and organizations, Design Museum Boston hosts a series of events at unique locations throughout the city. These events offer designers and non-designers alike an opportunity to connect, eat, drink and show their support for the museum. Click here for a look at our last UNITE event.
About ONEin3 Boston: ONEin3 Boston was founded by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 2004 as an advisory council to represent the one-third of Boston’s population that is between the ages of 20 and 34. Council members are actively engaged Boston citizens who represent a wide variety of professional disciplines. Collectively the council has a comprehensive overview of its representative population and an authoritative voice on the issues this population faces.