Design brings communities together. Public seating sets the scene for chance encounters, people watching, connecting with nature, or just taking a break.
The Street Seats Design Challenge provides you with an opportunity to improve the livability of a burgeoning urban area while being socially and environmentally conscious. Design Museum Boston invites individuals and groups from around the world to design an iconic bench or ‘street seat’ for the Fort Point Channel in South Boston’s up and coming Innovation District. Boston’s Fort Point Channel area is a lively community and destination — in 2011 the area welcomed about 1,300 businesses, 33,000 workers, and 1,900 residents — and it continues to grow.Street Seats is a design challenge which will culminate in an outdoor design exhibition and walking tour around the Channel. Entrants will participate by designing sustainable outdoor sidewalk furniture with a focus on reuse, using environmentally-friendly materials, and innovative construction methods. Design teams will record and submit their process along with their fnal designs to, in the end, create the public design exhibition.
The Street Seats Design Challenge is open to both local and international individuals and teams.Individuals, teams, professionals, and students are encouraged to contribute their designs.
Design Museum Boston will be announcing Jury members during the course of the open Call for Entries. The Jury will consist of 30 people — a mix of design thought leaders, Fort Point arts and culture leaders, and Design Museum Boston sponsors.