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‘NEW MIDDLES’: Exhibit Columbus announces online symposium

Publication: The Republic

Author: Staff Reports

Exhibit Columbus has announced a series of conversations and online events which will comprise the 2020 Exhibit Columbus Symposium New Middles event this fall.

Exhibit Columbus—which launched in 2016 to celebrate the design legacy of Columbus, through its annual exploration of architecture, art, design and community — on Wednesday announced its third national symposium.

The 2020 Exhibit Columbus Symposium New Middles gathers thinkers, designers, architects, artists, and landscape architects to discuss the question: “What Is The Future of The Middle City?”

The symposium will take place virtually over six weeks beginning Sept. 15 and continuing through Oct. 29.

Consisting of a series of conversations and online events including Thematic Conversations, the symposium is presented in partnership with Dezeen, and Columbus Conversations with ongoing public engagement throughout the fall.

The theme New Middles will be considered through the lens of four topic areas: Futures and Technologies, Resiliency and Climate Adaptation, Arts and Community, and Indigenous Futures and Radical Thinking.

Each bi-weekly topic is structured as a call-and-response between Tuesday “Thematic Conversations” hosted by Dezeen featuring national and international thought leaders, and Thursday “Columbus Conversations” that localize the topics, bringing Miller Prize recipients into discussion with community experts and stakeholders around future forward initiatives being undertaken in Columbus during its bicentennial year.

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