Currently on display at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University is the exhibition titled Building Expectation: Past and Present Visions of the Architectural Future. The show is a collection of historical and contemporary visions of the architectural future.
The show is divided into three categories, each providing a different motive or motif of the proposed future world. The first category includes imaginary places designed to inspire political reform; the second category consists of exotic environments crafted to earn money on the open market through entertainment such as early twentieth century pulp magazines or utopian romance novels; and the third category is comprised of futuristic cityscapes envisioned by business and corporations in clever promotions and advertisements. The final portion of the exhibition of the exhibition is dedicated to contemporary viewpoints of the future and include installations reflecting this vision by illustrator Katherine Roy and New England based artists such As Pippi Zornoza, Jane Masters, and Brian Knep.
The show will be exhibited through Sunday November 6. The David Winton Bell Gallery is free and open to the public. Visit their website to learn about their hours, location, and past exhibitions. You may also read a review of the exhibition through the Brown University website.
Continuing its long-standing relationship with the David Winton Bell Gallery, Malcolm Grear Designers created the catalogue, invitation, installation graphics, and exterior signs for the exhibition.