Starting on July 29, our 3-day urban hack-a-thon will include teams consisting of 4-6 innovators from various industries will gather and each be paired with a community advisor and will be challenged with revitalizing the I-93 overpass. During the 3-day festival teams will brainstorm, ideate, and prototype solutions in full view of our public audience underneath the I-93 overpass, who will be able to provide feedback in real-time in-person and over social media.
Teams competing in this design challenge include diverse rosters of engineers, designers, architects, and innovators. Participating teams include Payette, Autodesk, Essential Design, Shepley Bulfinch, Fidelity Labs, Wentworth Institute of Technology, CBT, MassArt, Bose, and Stantec.
At various points throughout the festival teams will present their progress, and ultimately they’ll present their final prototypes in front of our judges.
Prior to the festival we’re popping-up an outdoor exhibition of patterns, called the Pattern Walk on temporary structures installed in the Channel Park along the the South Bay Harbor Trail between West 4th and Traveler Street (Download Map). Design Museum Foundation will curate 5 designers, representing the key neighborhoods that border the site — to design the pattens around the theme of “Connecting Boston’s Neighborhoods.” Watch our Pattern Walk video here!
While the festival will show how design and innovation can improve the public realm, our goal after the festival is to seek support to fund the ideas of the teams for further refinement and installation in areas around Boston to further achieve our mission.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, July 29: Open from 2pm – 7:30pm
Saturday, July 30: Open from 10am – 6:30pm
Sunday, July 31: Open from 10am – 5pm
Want to get involved?
- Become a team
- Volunteer at the festival
- Become a judge
- Sponsor the festival
- Learn more
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!