Monday, October 31, 2011

Greg: Back to the Future

For discussion in class on Nov. 7, Greg's group will read:
= catalogue to "Building Expectation: Past and Present Visions of the Architectural Future" by Nathaniel Walker, for the exhibit at Brown University's Bell Gallery in Providence through Nov. 6, 2011.
= excerpt from "Jane Jacobs, Urban Activist is Dead at 89" by Douglas Martin, New York Times, April 25, 2006.

Some questions to consider: How do the ways we imagine the future open up or limit possibilities for what actually happens? Do the imagined futures described in the catalogue emphasize people, buildings, roads, nature, animals, business, food production, etc.? What do these focuses say about the designers' values?

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