The SHIFTboston Ideas Competition 2010
October 28 - December 5, 2010
The competition called on all architects, artists, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers and anyone to submit their most provocative wild visions for the City of Boston: WHAT IF this could happen in Boston? SHIFTboston seeks to collect visions that aim to enhance and electrify the urban experience in Boston, including innovative, radical ideas for new city elements such as public art, landscape, architecture, urban intervention and transportation. Competitors were encouraged to explore topics such as the future city, energy efficiency and ecological urbanism. This competition is intended to collect and inspire. The goal is to attract greater public interest in future possibilities for the urban environment of Boston. We want to inspire and engage the city community while encouraging positive awareness and a hunger for change. We believe a collective desire to push boundaries and challenge the familiar are the necessary seeds with which to grow a more dynamic city! The exhibition includes the winners and other proposals.
A reception will be held Thursday, November 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. delivered by Kim Poliquin, Executive Director of SHIFTboston and Brian Healy of Brian Healy Architects.