New Middles: From Main Street to Megalopolis, What is the Future of the Middle City? is the third iteration of Exhibit Columbus’ critically acclaimed two-year cycle of programming that activates the design legacy of Columbus through a symposium, design presentations and an exhibition.
Curated by Iker Gil and Mimi Zeiger, the 2020–2021 exhibition featured public art installations by sixteen participants that explored the future of the center of the United States and regions connected by the Mississippi Watershed. New Middles draws connections between Columbus and other cities during a time of climate and societal change. In posing the question, “What is the future of the middle city?” Exhibit Columbus acts as a living laboratory, inviting people to envision many possibilities that build on Columbus’s robust legacy of design in service to the greater community.
This event links Modernism to contemporary issues in design and architecture, featuring a screening of a film on New Middles by director-producer Reza Monahan created for Exhibit Columbus by SCI-Arc Channel and a presentation by designer Jeremiah Chiu. Co-curator Mimi Zeiger will join both in a roundtable conversation.
Jeremiah Chiu is a Los Angeles–based graphic designer, artist, musician and educator. He leads the practice Some All None.
Reza Monahan is a filmmaker and multimedia artist. He’s created short documentaries on architecture, art and design for many institutions, including Jet Propulsion Lab/NASA, The Broad and Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles–based critic, editor and curator.
Things to Know
This event is for all ages.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
CAMP Theater, 285 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Hadley Fruits. Courtesy Landmark Columbus Foundation.
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