Join SHIFTboston on January 14, 2010 at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston as we present the winner and top entries of the SHIFTboston Ideas Competition. With the City of Boston as the point of inspiration, visionaries from around the world were encouraged to submit innovative ideas to enhance the urban experience and progressive architectural design by exploring topics such as the future city and ecological urbanism. This international competition gathered provocative visions for Bostonʼs public spaces from design professionals and artists by challenging them to answer the question: WHAT IF this could happen in Boston?
Local leaders in government, academics and business will join the design and arts community to celebrate these ideas and to envision new possibilities in the urban realm. Among the confirmed notable attendees are Boston City Councilor President Mike Ross; Carlo Ratti, Director of MITʼs SENSEable City Lab; and Gerald Frug, Harvard University Law School professor and author of “City Bound: How States Stifle Urban Innovation”.
Local award-winning architect Brian Healy will moderate a panel discussion on the winning and top submissions with select jury members including Mitchell Joachim. Dr. Joaquim is widely recognized as a leading thinker in ecological urban design and has been acknowledged by the History Channel & Infiniti Design Award for the City of the Future and named in Time Magazine's Best Invention of the Year list in 2007 and Wired Magazineʼs article “The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To”.
The conversation and party will continue after the presentation next door to the museum at the Atlantic Beer Garden. A silent auction at the after party will offer attendees the opportunity to continue to support SHIFTboston and win a number of items including a ski weekend in North Conway, a weekend in the White Mountains with a helicopter tour, a pair of Boston Celtics tickets, gift certificates from top Boston restaurants and more.
As SHIFTboston looks towards the future cityscape of Boston, we invite the city and its citizens to join us.
January 14, 2010 // The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.
100 Northern Avenue, Boston MA
6:00-7:00 PM // Cocktail Reception
7:00-8:30 PM // Presentation and panel discussion with select jury members
9:00 PM - ? // After Party/Silent Auction at the Atlantic Beer Garden. 46 Northern Avenue, Boston MA
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, Free along with free entrance to the museum