Lize Mogel, Ryan Griffis, & Sarah Ross
Global Cities, Model Worlds, 2011
Etched acrylic, photo panels, birch plywood, aluminum | Dimensions variable

Global Cities, Model Worlds┬áis an exhibition that explores the spatial and social impacts of “mega events,” such as the Olympics and World’s Fairs. The host cities of these international spectacles seek to transform themselves into “global cities” through planning, architecture, and ideology. Locally, these events pave the way for redevelopment projects that can create new public resources such as parks, stadiums, or transportation infrastructure, but often result in significant displacement of residents or industry, reinforcing existing inequalities.

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> Creative Time Summit (Video of talk: 8 min)

> Gallery 400 | 1.20.12- 3.3.12 | Chicago, IL
> Pittsburgh Biennial | 9.16.11-12.11.11 | Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University
+ Novas Cartografias | 5.17.13-6.8.13 | Carioca Design Center/Studio X, Rio De Janiero

> Ryan Griffis
> Sarah Ross