Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy of DESIGN EARTH are among four designers chosen to create installations on the Rose Kennedy Greenway as part of the fifth Design Biennial Boston. “The powerful drawings and installations of these exceptional designers make visible—in a profound and terrifyingly beautiful way—the deep and damaging impact that human activity has had on the earth and the consequences of that impact for our continued inhabitation of the planet,” said juror Keith Krumwiede on DESIGN EARTH’s work.
Each of the teams will be awarded $10,000 to construct site-specific installations on the Rose Kennedy Greenway; the installations will be on view from late June to mid-September. Fellow winners include Jennifer Bonner/MALL, Daniel Ibañez of Margen-Lab, and Yasmin Vobis and Aaron Forrest of ULTRAMODERNE.
“This fifth installment of the Design Biennial Boston brings a mix of new voices to The Greenway, reflecting diverse backgrounds, a merging of academic and professional interests, and a remarkably broad set of design aspirations,” explains Chris Grimley of over,under/pinkcomma gallery, one of the exhibition’s curators. “The Design Biennial Boston offers a platform for New England’s new design talent, but it also reminds us of how we should draw more often on such innovative thinkers to respond to the challenges all communities will face in the future.”
The Design Biennial Boston is conceived and curated by over,under and is sponsored by the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, the Boston Art Commission in collaboration with Autodesk BUILD Space, the Boston Society of Architects, the BSA Foundation, and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.