Street Seats Design Challenge

Sponsor: Gerding Elden, AIR Graphics

Type: Open, international

Location: Boston, USA

Eligibility: Design professionals and students, individually and in teams.

Languages: English

Fee: Early Registration: 09/20 – 11/20

Museum Members – Free (Join DMB)
Non-Members – US$30
Late Registration: 11/21 – 02/01
Museum Members – US$20 (Join DMB)
Non-Members – US$75


1 February 2012 – Submission Deadline


Semi-Finalists will receive a $750 fabrication grant and promotion.

Semi-Finalists’ seats will be installed around Fort Point Channel for 7 months.

3 Finalists will be chosen: 1 Grand Prize US$5000, 2 Runners-up US$2000

Design challenge:

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. 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. 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’s continuously expanding. 

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