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On the Edge of Future: Narratives of the Making of a City
February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In collaboration with the Witte Museum, the Urban Future Lab — an interdisciplinary think-tank that functions as a research and teaching lab founded by Antonio Petrov, assistant professor in the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning — seeks to explore the rapidly changing dynamics of urban futures and how they relate to local currencies. In conjunction with the Witte’s upcoming Tricentennial exhibition, the Urban Future Lab and the Museum jointly present a speaker series, titled On the Edge of Future: Narratives of the Making of a City, that explores urban transformation processes and asks how public interest design can have agency in the metamorphosis of a city in transition.
On the Edge of Future: Narratives of the Making of a City, a three-part series, continues with the second event, “Urban Transformations,” on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. Speakers Iker Gil, director of MAS Studio, and Patty Heyda, associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis, will explore other cities that have undergone urban transformation. Gil will provide a comprehensive look at the history and transformation of Bilbao, discuss the role of the Guggenheim Museum, and look to the future. Heyda, co-author of Rebuilding the American City, will discuss ways cities are mobilizing and transforming amid challenges. Darryl Byrd of ULTRAte will bring the presented perspectives into local contexts and moderate a discussion between the speakers and audience.
The event is FREE and open to the public. It will be held at 6 PM in the Prassel Auditorium at the Witte Museum. RSVP here: https://www.wittemuseum.org/events/event/edge-future/