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FUTURE/HISTORY: Scott Stowell and Doug Scott

Wed, Apr 26, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Boston University, COM 101
630 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

AIGA Boston and Boston University present the next installment of FUTURE/HISTORY, a lecture series engaging the voices defining contemporary graphic design. Bringing together established masters and rising stars in the field, the series considers the future of visual communication.

We welcome two Scotts to the stage: Doug Scott, former creative director at WGBH and 2016 AIGA Boston Fellow and Scott Stowell, proprietor of Open. Join us for presentations by both designers followed by an unscripted conversation between them.

Designers, students, educators: anyone looking to be inspired by great design.

6:00pm - Doors open
6:30pm-7:30pm - Presentations
7:30pm-8:00pm - Q&A

AIGA Member: $15
AIGA Student Member: $5
Non-Member: $25
Student Non-Member (ID Required): $10
Free for the BU community (must show valid ID)


Scott Stowell

Scott Stowell, since 1998, has been doing business as Open. According to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, he “embraces an open notion of the term ‘office,’ inviting different participants to every project he pursues.” Scott has taught at Cooper Union, the School of Visual Arts, and Yale University; lectured in Amsterdam, Rome, and Sydney, among other places; and won the National Design Award for Communication Design. Design for People, his first book, was published by Metropolis Books in 2016.

Douglass Scott

Douglass Scott was, until January 2010, Creative Director at the WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston – a producer and broadcaster of public television and radio programs, where he had worked since 1974. His major projects at WGBH include: Masterpiece Theatre, This Old House, Nova, Evening at Symphony, The Victory Garden, Evening at Pops, The Caption Center, and WGBH Radio. He currently runs a design practice doing book and identity design, and is consulting Creative Director of Davis Publications, an art education publisher in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Scott teaches graphic design, information design, typography, and graphic design history at Northeastern University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Yale University School of Art.

Scott is a 2016 AIGA Boston Fellow.

640 Commonwealth Avenue is located near the Green Line Boston University East Stop. There is metered parking along Commonwealth Avenue.


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Graphic by Laura Grey