The exhibition invites an architectural response to a series of significant issues we face today, from a growing income gap, immigration, and globalization, to technology's impact on our lives, surveillance, and power. The exhibit invited 25 young design firms to tackle one of five prompts each; some fictional, some real, and all deeply engaged with the economic and cultural forces that wander into the voting booth with each citizen's decision to pull the lever.
Each team produced only a single model and short text based on one of the prompts. The selected topics intend to provoke, but are grounded in issues we face today. Architecture has a seat at each discussion.
THE PARTICIPANTS: Brillhart Architecture, is-office, KNE studio, Norden Design, SOFTlab, Andrew Kovacs | ARCHIVE OF AFFINITIES, Club Club, P.R.O. - Peterson Rich Office with Quarra Stone Company, SPACECUTTER, Ultramoderne, Anthony Titus Studio, GELPI Projects, JKURTZ, Platform for Architecture + Research, Snarkitecture, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Carl Lostritto, David Emmons, Michael Abrahamson, PATH + Price Studio, formlessfinder, Future Expansion, Kyle May, Architect, Sean Gaffney | Christina Nguyen & Studio Cadena
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.