Exhibit Times and Location

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 126
January 24th to March 7th
Opening reception: January 24, 2020; 6 pm – 7 pm

Exhibit Summary

Orfordville is a rural town of 1,400 people in south-central Wisconsin. Like many small midwestern towns, it has struggled since the 1950s. With dwindling population, its downtown storefronts were empty. In recent years, because of changing technology trends, commuter patterns and business culture, Orfordville is coming back. Its population is increasing. Its storefronts are full. What does the future hold for this town, and for so many similar places in the American Midwest? How will a Rural Revival change the role of architects? Join us for a glimpse into Orfordville’s future – presented in speculative models made by the Farm & Forest Studio here at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. We imagine what Orfordville might look like in the year 2050, after three decades of incremental, “grassroots” growth.

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Get directions to The School of Architecture and Urban Planning building at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is located at 2131 East Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Questions, comments?

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
The exhibitions are displayed in the Architecture and Urban Planning Gallery in AUP 126 on weekdays, not including holidays, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

For more information, please contact the Director of the Farm & Forest Studio, Assoc. Professor Kyle Talbott.