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Exhibition on view: The Future Needs...Something Blue

Exhibition Presentation and Opening: The Future Needs..Something Blue

Could anyone have foreseen the technical, social, and conceptual issues that have confronted the University of Michigan since its founding 200 years ago, or the challenges it has faced in the last 100, 50, or even five years? In the marshaling of knowledge and expertise, the greatest achievement of the University lies not in its continuity, but in its ability to address the unforeseen. Drawing on the student work from the Taubman College Architecture Program, “The Future Needs…Something Blue” addresses an idea of the future that lies not in the answers to questions we now know, but in possibilities we are only now beginning to imagine. Sited at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning’s Liberty Research Annex, the display is simultaneously shop window, gallery, and salon. Organized around a series of emergent themes it is an interactional space in which to view (in perspective, parallax, parallel, and contrast) the multiple points of view that constitute the future.

“The Future Needs…Something Blue” is curated by Associate Professor of Practice Julia McMorrough and Associate Professor John McMorrough of studioAPT (Architecture Practice Theory).

On Tuesday, September 19 there will be an opening reception at the Liberty Research Annex (305 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor). Exhibition on view September 20 - October 29.