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December 2017

Futurama Redux – Urban Mobility After Cars & Oil

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Developed by future urban mobility think tank Smarter Than Car, the exhibit is simultaneously inspired by and a critique of the original Futurama exhibit from the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. It broadly follows a best-case thought experiment that moves the present-day to 2050, when Vienna has become a leading city in post-carbon transition. But rather than providing a prescriptive solution to complex problems, Futurama Redux proposes a multifaceted loop of consideration, experimentation, participation, and adaptation. A portion of…

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How Do You Want to Live?

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In conjunction with Futurama Redux, a portion of MG2’s How Do You Want to Live? exhibit will be on display in the Community Gallery. A series of physical installations explore the question “How do you want to live?,” with the goal of empowering communities, developers and designers to create thriving urban environments. Make your voice heard by participating in a string wall exercise aimed at revealing how different generations want to live, build, commute, work, connect, shop, eat and play. How Do You Want…

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Imagineering a Postcarbon Seattle

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The future might not be motorized: Over the coming decades the challenges of Postcarbon Transition and Climate Change Adaptation will demand a paradigm shift for the organisation of human settlements. This symposium questions the position of the city of Seattle in the global challenge of complete decarbonization until 2050. It will explore the opportunities and challenges that decision makers, creatives and civil society is faced with when taking up this responsibility and will explore first stepping stones to further such…

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March 2018

Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role in and Responsibility to Society

March 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This exhibit is created by Garrett Nelli Assoc. AIA, the 2017 recipient of AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship.  Public Interest Design, a growing field within the profession, is re-positioning architects to critically address the social, political, and environmental issues of the 21st century through a community engaged design process. This shift advances the notion that architecture is not only a product, but a process that instills the tools and awareness for individuals to improve their condition. As this year’s…

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