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Exhibition Opening and Discussion with Robert Fishman on Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream

This exhibition is a traveling version of the exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (February 15 – August 13, 2012) that was organized by Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design with Reinhold Martin, Director, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture Columbia University. The traveling version was organized by Anna Kenoff at the Buell Center and was installed at the Low Library before traveling to Taubman College.

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream is an exploration of new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis. During summer 2011, five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers worked in public workshops at MoMA PS1 to envision new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in the country's suburbs. Responding to The Buell Hypothesis, a research report prepared by the Buell Center at Columbia University, teams – lead by MOS, Visible Weather, Studio Gang, WORKac, and Zago Architecture – focused on a specific location within one of five "megaregions" across the country to come up with inventive solutions for the future of American suburbs.

This installation presents the proposals developed during the architects-in-residence program through diagrams and videos. The exhibition at Taubman will include posters developed by Robert Fishman's "Suburbia" class on view in the East Hall.

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