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Dread & Desire: Urban Futures at the Scale of the Human Body

  • The DAAP Reed Gallery 2600 Clifton Ave Cincinnati, OH 45220 EE. UU. (map)
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A city can be understood as a dense site of social connections, material strata, political conflicts, and historical inscriptions. It can also be understood as a ceaseless process of becoming. Becoming what? 

Dread & Desire showcases critical proposals for urban futures from Industrial, Communication, and Fashion Design students. These proposals interpret the complex networks and systems that constitute urban life at the scale of the human body. Artifacts, garments, communication systems, and interfaces are produced as material manifestations of desires, fears, and anxieties about the near future.

How are dread and desire entangled in a constant state of production, conflict, and irresolution? How might imagining new ways of being propose new ways of becoming for a city and its inhabitants?

This exhibition showcases student projects along with research and design methods behind their creation.

Earlier Event: October 8
Contemplation Room & Library of Love
Later Event: October 27
Portraits of Our City