Design Museum Boston exhibition wins Core77 Design Awards

Design Museum Boston and students at Wentworth Institute of Technology have received two Notable awards from the 2012 Core77 Design Awards for their work on Retail: Retell. Recycle. Rethink. The exhibition was a collaboration between Design Museum Boston and WIT students taking part in our STUDIO program — a course where students learn exhibition design by conceiving, designing, developing, funding, and creating a highly-visible, public exhibition.

Retail opened at Prudential Center in early August 2011 to educate the public about the product lifecycle — the process through which raw materials are turned into products and then ultimately disposed of — the students created a “Reconsider” message to show alternatives for disposal behavior, giving visitors real direction to do thinks like recycle old sneakers or to give old cell phones a second life.

The team received Notable recognition in two categories: Educational Initiatives and Exhibition & Interiors.

The Retail exhibition will continue to travel to unique locations throughout Boston and New England. The next STUDIO program is in full swing with a new group of WIT students — this year they’re working on an exhibition called: Life Impacted: International Design Excellence, which will highlight the best product design of 2012. Opening in August 2012 at the Industrial Designers Society of America National Conference in Boston, the team has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the exhibition.

Design Museum Boston is New England’s first museum dedicated solely to design. Its mission is to educate the public on the role of design in their lives and to unite the design community in ways that enrich their collective work and solve real-world problems more creatively. Whether in a gallery, retail environment, public spaces or on the web, its programming gives audiences new insights into the design process and the greater social, economic, and environmental contexts that both affect and are affected by design. For information on current and past programs and exhibitions visit:

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