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The IDB is an Energy Star Certified Building and recently received a score of 79/100. The IDB’s Energy Star Certification is organized through Jamestown Green.

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19

IDB Ideas Launch at MassChallenge

Thursday, March 19

6:00 p.m.

Location: MassChallenge Event Space, 23 Drydock Avenue, 6th Floor

IDB Ideas Launch at MassChallenge

Co-hosted by The Innovation and Design Building and MassChallenge, IDB Ideas is a new speaker series that focuses on the intersection of design, technology, and innovation in a variety of fields. The inaugural event coincides with Boston Design Week and will focus on what it means to be a maker in the digital age. Engage in thoughtful conversation with Rick Rundell, Senior Director at Autodesk; Ted Acworth, Founder and CEO of Artaic; Yuly Fuentes-Medel, Executive Director of Descience; and Paul Kassabian, Structural Engineer at Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger.

A reception and tours of Artaic and MADE@MassChallenge will take place immediately following the conversation.

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Mar
26

Why Stories Matter

March 26, 2015

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor

Why Stories Matter

From a marketing perspective, the terms “story” and “storytelling” have become appropriated and misappropriated, used and abused, and in many cases reduced to mere clichés. Designer Stefan Sagmeister went as far as calling “BS” on all those people (designers in particular) who have anointed themselves “storytellers.”

And yet storytelling is not – nor should it be - the realm of the elite (i.e. novelists or filmmakers as Mr Sagmeister suggests). It is, in fact, one of the most basic and primordial aspects of what makes humans different from other animals. We might be doing it with 140 characters or 60-second YouTube videos, but deep down we all just want to share something interesting or meaningful.

In this session, we will examine not only the traditional elements of storytelling and how they can help shape marketing campaigns, but also the future of storytelling (is it actually storymaking?) as it relates to brands. Neoscape’s creative directors will discuss how this framework can be used to create compelling visual design stories for real estate that reach audiences on an emotional level.

One-hour panel discussion with 30 minutes Q&A. Wine and cheese reception to follow. RSVP here.

Mar
27

Making: The (Hands-on) Opening of the Makers Guild at the IDB

Friday, March 27

5:30 p.m.

Location: IDB Makers Guild, 25 Drydock Avenue, 2nd Floor

Sponsor: Fort Point Cabinetmakers

Making: The (Hands-on) Opening of the Makers Guild at the IDB

The Makers Guild at the Innovation and Design Building is a 35,000 sf maker space that provides collaborative, flexible environments paired with a vibrant mix of amenities and metropolitan ambiance. Join us at the Guild’s opening and become a maker, if only for an evening, with Fort Point Cabinetmakers, Boston Furniture Collaborative, and Blanche P. Field. Each workshop will have a wide array of custom pieces on display and their makers will be available to answer questions about the craft.

5:30 p.m. | Hand craft a personalized item with Fort Point Cabinetmakers
6:15 p.m. | “Makers, Making, and the Design Community” with Fort Point Cabinetmakers and the North Bennet Street School
7:15 p.m. | Celebrate the art of making at the Guild’s opening reception and tour the workshops of the IDB Makers Guild

No experience required, just an interest in design, execution and a willingness to open your eyes to what MIGHT be possible, and a much better idea of just what the high-end maker community is all about – collaboration, technology, design, history, and innovation. 

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