Exhibit Columbus has announced its theme for a series of architectural, art and design events that will be held in the city for 2022-2023. “Public by Design” will be the focus for a two-year cycle of activities that highlights the city’s architecture legacy.
Exhibit Columbus is a program of nonprofit Landmark Columbus Foundation that helps promote the city’s internationally-recognized structures and arts.
This is the fourth cycle of Exhibit Columbus, which was first launched in 2016.
“Our organization is proud of this curatorial direction because it captures so perfectly what the curators and our community want to explore,” said Richard McCoy, executive director of Landmark Columbus Foundation. “We are moving in a new direction and we are doing it together. It feels like a very special moment in Columbus.”
For this cycle, Exhibit Columbus is working with six partners:
- Paola Aguirre Urban Designer, BORDERLESS
- Chris Merritt Landscape Architect, Merritt Chase
- Lauren M. Pacheco Civic and Cultural Artist, Steel Studio Foundation
- Bryony Roberts Designer, Writer, Educator, Bryony Roberts Studio
- Raymund Ryan Curator at Large, The Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art
- Holly Warren Assistant Director for the Arts, Economic and Sustainable Development Department, City of Bloomington
Exhibit Columbus says the partners created the theme to explore how collaborations between communities and designers can revitalize and reimagine historic downtowns as “equitable, beautiful, healthy, and joyful places.”
Organizers say the theme will be explored in an upcoming symposium, which takes place October 21-22 in downtown Columbus.
The public exhibition, which is set for next fall, will feature temporary arts installations throughout downtown.