Exhibit Times and Location

Mobile Design Box, 753 N. 27th St. Milwaukee, WI 53208
Exhibition runs from April 21 – July 1, 2017
Opening April 21, 2017

The Near West Side is proud to be part of the next Gallery Night. Mark your calendar for Friday April 21st and enjoy the free exhibit which will feature design work from the studio, Towards a Cinematic Architecture, led by UWM SARUP Assistant Professor Jasmine Benyamin and an exhibition from the Avenues West Community Art Project: “Together we can” Connect a Neighborhood in collaboration with Future Milwaukee.

Additional details

Towards a Cinematic Architecture exhibit will reflect the range of methods explored in the studio – scaled models and drawings, but also conceptual artifacts and films. The studio interrogates the question how do architectural and film space collide? Can design adopt a film-based methodology to interrogate in new ways the way in which bodies engage in an ongoing dialog with space and time? In his Manifesto for Cinematic Architecture, architect Pascal Schöning states: “Cinematic architecture confronts the stable with the temporal. It aims to dissolve or expose the concept of a static material world through a buzz of constant change…(it) is a form of physical dialogue.” The elective studio of the same name – offered at SARUP in the Spring of 2015 and 2016 – asked how and in what ways architecture could be communicated, conceived, understood, and presented as a narrative (i.e. a story about a building). Throughout the course of the semester, students engaged media practices at varying scales and modalities, alongside the deployment of specifically temporal/spatial filmic operations: A series of exercises centered simultaneously on close readings of key theoretical texts and cinematic strategies of shot/counter shot/track/pan had as their target the rich terrain that binds film and architecture discourse.

Together We Can” Connect a Neighborhood is a community art project created through a partnership between Marquette University’s Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program, Near West Side Partners, and businesses, organizations and residents of the Avenues West neighborhood. In an effort to capture the spirit and history of Avenues West, community members of all ages were asked to create art in response to what “makes me happy” about places and spaces in their neighborhood. Each of these pieces then come together to create one large mural that truly displays the vibrant community and the assets of today’s Avenues West neighborhood.

Special thanks to the event sponsors, which include:

Wiegand Enterprises
Near West Side Partners
Quorum Architects
UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP)
Marquette University
Workshop Architects

Questions contact Associate Dean Mo Zell at zell@uwm.edu.