Infra Eco Logi Urbanism Exhibition
Runs from January 22 - February 22
The Infra Eco Logi Urbanism exhibition posits an approach and a vision for architecture at the urban scale within the contemporary post-metropolitan condition. The project assembles a multi-year investigation that examines extant and emerging urban systems within the Great Lakes Megaregion of North America, and a develops a design proposition to leverage energy and mobility infrastructures toward resilient urban and public ends, addressing questions of politics and urban society.
The exhibition is organized as a territory, gathering a diverse body of work including regional cartographies, network analyses, historical research, writings, photographs, design drawings and physical models. In aggregate, it presents a position from which to apprehend urban questions, a vision, a design methodology that operates across scales from the regional to the specific, and an event around which to discuss regional systems and the role of design in figuring their futures.
Infra Eco Logi Urbanism is a project, exhibition and forthcoming publication by RVTR, a research-based design practice founded by U-M Taubman College architecture associate professor Geoffrey Thün and assistant professor Kathy Velikov, and Ryerson University architecture chair Colin Ripley. The exhibition was previously on display at Yale University. www.rvtr.com
This exhibition has an opening reception and gallery talk at 6 p.m. on January 21, 2015.