May 2, 2024


Design Redefined is a series of events seeking to challenge our perception of design as a process of enhancing aesthetics, usability, or marketability and moving towards a deeper understanding of it as a powerful tool for change.

Appropriate for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as design professionals, each session will feature a panel discussion featuring thought leaders, followed by a hands-on exploration of key design principles, light refreshments, and networking. This series is a collaboration with the MIT Museum and Innovators for Purpose.

Free with Museum admission (note: the museum will waive admission for all visitors beginning at 3pm on the session dates)
Seating is limited.

Shaping Shared Spaces

In this session, we’ll delve into the heart of designing shared spaces while exploring the unique dynamics at play when infusing vibrancy and community spirit into public spaces. Learn how design can unite communities and create spaces where everyone feels they belong, including teens who are often overlooked. Join us in a conversation that aims not just to question but to act.

This program is presented as part of Boston Design Week.



Ayesha M. Wilson
Cambridge City Councilor


Taylor Leonard
Program Manager, Community Partnerships, Charles River Conservancy

Michelle Moon
Principal and Founder, Civic Space Collaborative

Hermela Shimelis
Cambridge Rindge and Latin, iFp Emerging Innovator

Aubrey Tyler
Associate, HargreavesJones


Our events are enriched by your presence and we are committed to making them accessible.

Please email us at [email protected] to request accommodations.


May 2, 2024 4–6pm

MIT Museum
314 Main Street
Cambridge, MA