Design Museum Boston has kicked off its second STUDIO program, this time partnering with the Boston Architectural College and Professor Mary Hale as part of our continuing effort to provide students with real world design experiences. And in the interest of keeping things fresh we've decided to change things up a bit. This time we’re the client! And as any client will tell you, it's important to meet the designers you'll be working with. Where better to do that than at our flagship exhibition Creative Capital: Designed in Boston.
This past Wednesday Professor Hale and her students met Sam and I at City Hall to kick off the program. This was their first opportunity to meet with us and learn first hand what Design Museum Boston is all about and the needs of their client. As it turns out the students had prepared some thoughts on Design Museum Boston already and after bringing them on a brief tour of Creative Capital it was their turn to share. Each student presented research on a particular design discipline and provided some ideas on how Design Museum Boston could put a unique spin on showcasing it all the while keeping our core values in mind. It was a great kick off to the projects that the class will be working on for us over the course of the semester, the first of which is to design a mobile exhibition pavilion.
Like the STUDIO program at WIT, students from the class will be posting here, on DesigningAMuseum.org, each week to share their progress. Check back regularly to see new updates as each student develops concepts that will help Design Museum Boston continue its mission of bringing design education to the public.