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Retail: Retell. Recycle. Rethink: An exhibit educating consumers on the lifecycle and impact of the products we buy and use everyday.
Retail: Retell. Recycle. Rethink: An exhibit educating consumers on the lifecycle and impact of the products we buy and use everyday.
95 backers pledged $5,596 to help bring this project to life.

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The next exhibit from Design Museum Boston & students at Wentworth

Hi Backers! Sam here from Design Museum Boston,

I hope everyone is doing well! Big news about the Retail project: it earned two Notable awards from Core77! Thanks again for your help making the exhibition possible!

I wanted to forward a message from one of the students taking part in our second exhibition class at Wentworth:

Hi everyone! My Name is Benjamin Lenart and I am currently a student at Wentworth Institute of Technology working in collaboration with Design Museum Boston to create their next student-led exhibition: Life Impacted: International Design Excellence Awards

I am reaching out to you, the great people who supported the Retail exhibition last year and made everything possible for last year’s class! Like the students in last year’s class, my classmates and I are conceiving, developing, and fabricating an interactive exhibition with Design Museum Boston, and we need your help to make it a reality.

We’re getting closer to our funding goal on Kickstarter, but we’re not there yet — I’m asking for your help to once again pledge and make this project with Design Museum Boston a success.

Click here to make a pledge.

Thank you!

- Ben

Recap Video / Rewards!

Backers! I'm pleased to report Retail: Retell. Recycle. Rethink. was an amazing success, viewed by thousands at Prudential Center. Thank you all once again for your support, Retail couldn't have happened without your pledges. You'll be happy to know Retail will live on, it will be popping-up in a new location very soon.

It's reward time! We'll be sending out bags, t-shirts, and water bottles to folks who weren't able to pick there's up at the opening reception, so stay tuned.

In the meantime check out the semester recap video filmed and produced by one of our talented students, Nick Dunleavy, and check out the gallery on our site for photos from the opening reception.

One last thing: we've launched another Kickstarter campaign for another Design Museum Boston program called: Designing A Difference. We're working with two Boston nonprofits to design a solar-powered computer lab for Kwala, Tanzania and bring sustainable energy to the developing world. Take a look and I hope you'll consider backing another great project.

Thanks again!

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Success! Thank you!

Backers: you are amazing! You've propelled us to successful funding on Kickstarter. We couldn't be more thankful. Our graphics are in the process of being printed, fabrication is almost complete, and the opening reception details are locked in. We're ready for a great exhibit and a great opening event.

Here are the opening reception details: Join Design Museum Boston, students and faculty from Wentworth Institute of Technology, and our Patrons as we celebrate the opening of Retail: Retell. Recycle. Rethink at Boston’s Prudential Center: 800 Boylston Street Boston, MA.

The reception begins at 7:30pm in the Prudential Center Huntington Arcade. Design Museum Boston's opening party continues at 9:30pm at Dillon’s: 955 Boylston Street Boston, MA.

Each backer's name and tickets will be available at the check-in table at Prudential. Reminder: $50 backers: 1 ticket, $100 backers: 2 tickets, $250 backers: 4 tickets.

Details on receiving your other rewards: In addition to tickets, many of you will also be receiving Design Museum Boston shopping bags, water bottles, and t-shirts. We'll be sending out a Kickstarter survey soon to collect mailing address information so we can get you your DMB merchandise (we'll also give you the option to pick up your goods at the event).

Thanks again! One more thing... enjoy this video as another big thank you. : )

- Design Museum Boston

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Almost there!

Backers! Thank you so much for your support! Designs for Retail are almost complete and we're ready to move into the printing/fabrication phase, all made possible by your contributions. Please enjoy this update video showing the exhibit location and a sneak peak into some of the exhibit graphics.

Also, new details on the opening reception: The event will take place on Thursday, August 11. We'll start at the exhibit at Prudential Center then move the party over to Dillon's on Boylston Street. 

And we're happy to present the awesome Design Museum Boston rewards for your generous pledges: DMB Re-usable Water Bottle, Shopping Bag, and T-Shirt!

We're almost to our goal, please spread the word over the next week to help get us over the finish line and we'll see you on August 11 for Retail: Retell, Recycle, Rethink.

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