FutureShack: The Next 50 Years of Residential Design at Gallery4Culture

Integrated Urban Agriculture, photo by Heather Ruszczyk
Integrated Urban Agriculture, photo by Heather Ruszczyk
Affordable Happiness, photo by Jiaqi Xie
Affordable Happiness, photo by Jiaqi Xie

FutureShack: The Next 50 Years of Residential Design

September 6 – 28
Opening: 1st Thursday, September 6, 6 – 8 PM

Gallery 4Culture is known as an incubator within the arts community, offering emerging artists in King County a rare chance for a solo exhibition in a high visibility, professional space.  But in addition to the shows that feature local artists, once a year the gallery hosts a curated exhibition that shines a light on other innovators within the cultural community.

During the month of September, Gallery4Culture, in tandem with the 2012 Seattle Design Festival, hosts FutureShack: The Next 50 Years of Residential DesignThe gallery installation, coordinated by Kate Murphy, presents special projects by architects from ten AIA Seattle firms as well as select works from the UW’s Masters in Architecture program.

FutureShack illuminates emerging design thinking and experimentation while challenging mainstream assumptions of what housing looks like, how it performs, and what it might cost. These designers are grappling with big questions in a changing world: can architects and designers offer solutions to make our lives and our cities better? What can be learned from what other cities and countries have done?  What does the future look like and how will humans forced to accommodate changes in demographics, the environment and economy restructure how they live?

Exhibition Partners:

AIA Seattle provides the architectural community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design.

Design in Public was founded by AIA Seattle in 2011 to encourage broader public dialog about the value of architecture and design to our community. 

Seattle Design Festival Sept 20-23, 2012, celebrates the role of design in public life.

 

FutureShack kicks off the fall arts season at 4culture. To celebrate, Hejira will perform during First Thursday at the 4Culture offices. Hejira, playing acoustic world music, has recently been juried in to our Touring Arts Roster.