December 18 2014

Industrial Urbanism: Places of Production

September 5 – December 19, 2014
Wolk Gallery
School of Architecture + Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

For further information
The Exhibition website
Wolk Gallery, School of Architecture + Planning, MIT
Download the invitation
Download the catalog

Press publications
“Living Next to a Factory”, Israel Fisher, The Marker Magazine, November 2014.

Since the Industrial Revolution, cities and industry have grown and evolved together. However, despite this shared past, popular notions of urban industry tend to focus on the negative aspects of manufacturing: pollution, environmental degradation, and the exploitation of labor. ndustrial Urbanism: Places of Production moves the conversation beyond these overly-simplified and overly-negative characterizations. It explores the relationship between current urban planning practices and the types of places that are being designed and designated for the production of goods today. In the midst of shifting labor markets, technological changes, and resurgent metropolitan growth, the need to reimagine the role of industry in our cities is greater than ever. Our exhibition reexamines how industry can create place, sustain jobs, and promote environmental sustainability, all within the urban fabric.

Tali Hatuka, Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design, Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel Aviv University.
Eran Ben-Joseph, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the President of Tel Aviv University and the Vice President for Research and Development; MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning; MIT School of Architecture + Planning; and Council of the Arts at MIT