Future of Suburbia Exhibition

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:

Corporate sponsors: Newland CommunitiesIrvine CompanyThe Center for Opportunity Urbanism (Houston)

Academic sponsors: Chapman UniversityColorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado DenverGraduate Program in Landscape Architecture + Urbanism, University of Southern CaliforniaJohn H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of TorontoLandscape Department (PennDesign), University of PennsylvaniaSchool of Architecture, Syracuse UniversitySchool of Architecture, University of MiamiSchool of Landscape Architecture, University of TennesseeThe Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Tech sponsorsSONYHeadlight Audio Visual, Inc. 

 In collaboration with Visiting Artists Matthew Niederhauser and John Fitzgerald funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and MIT Center for Art, Science, & Technology (CAST).