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Building Optimism: Public Space in South America

The Carnegie Museum of Art
Building Optimism: Public Space in South America

Date:
09/10/2016–02/13/2017

Exhibit/Exhibition Hall:
The Heinz Architectural Center

Discover design for urban life in South America that builds upon radical optimism—a belief that planning can shape and improve lives. Spanning projects in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Peru, and Venezuela, Building Optimism: Public Space in South America investigates ways that emerging architects and designers instigate change through design in public space. Using photography, video, drawings, and models, the exhibition immerses visitors in inventive ways that public spaces become social spaces; sites that respond to the unique circumstances and pressures of their communities.

Related Programming:
Friday, September 9: NIGHTIME — Enjoy a sneak preview of Building Optimism: Public Space in South America during CMOA's all-night party.
Friday, October 7: Architecture Against All Odds: Architect Talk and Discussion — Join CMOA for an architecture talk and discussion with Marialuisa Borja, prinicipal for the architecture firm Al Borde.

Image Credit: Iwan Baan, Natal Gymnasium, by Herzog & de Meuron, Natal, Brazil, 2014. Chromogenic print. Photo credit: Iwan Baan.