On Monday 25-Jan, The Future of Suburbia exhibition opened, a multimedia synthesis of multiple years of research that has involved students, faculty, and practitioners.
Major goals of the work are to expose the nuance and complexity of the suburban condition, visually document suburbanization around the world, and produce four design frameworks for future suburban conditions. The four frameworks describe a future of suburbia that is heterogeneous, experimental, autonomous, and productive.
The exhibition itself centers on a dynamic physical model of a future polynodal suburb. The model is complemented by contextual research displayed in text and graphics, and aerial videos of existing global suburbs.
The MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism wishes to thank the following collaborators for their generous support of the biennial theme:
Academic sponsors: Chapman University; Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver; Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture + Urbanism, University of Southern California; John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto; Landscape Department (PennDesign), University of Pennsylvania; School of Architecture, Syracuse University; School of Architecture, University of Miami; School of Landscape Architecture, University of Tennessee; The Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, Oslo School of Architecture and Design