Beginning today through October 1, Columbus, Indiana will celebrate its architectural history and identity with its very first Exhibit Columbus—an annual event alternating between a symposium and a design exhibition. Known for its rich architectural holdings of work by Eero and Eliel Saarinen, Kevin Roche, I.M. Pei, Deborah Berke, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi and others, Columbus has earned its "Athens of the prairie" tagline, and Exhibit Columbus hopes to honor that proud tradition into the future.
We're joined by key members of Exhibit Columbus, Richard McCoy (director of the symposium's parent company, Landmark Columbus) and Joshua Coggeshall (partner at Shimizu + Coggeshall and co-director of next year's Ball State University installations) to discuss the city's architectural heritage, and what's planned for this year's inaugural symposium.
Listen to episode 83 of Archinect Sessions, "No Sage on Stage":
Didactic publication from Exhibit Columbus
Our podcast with experimental preservationist, Jorge Otero-Pailos
Previous discussion of Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act
What Richard is listening to: Bob Dylan (straight up)
What Josh is reading: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
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