AD EX, the Architecture and Design Center, is pleased to host Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, an exhibition of 27 regeneration projects from nine countries that
AD EX, the Architecture and Design Center, is pleased to host Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, an exhibition of 27 regeneration projects from nine countries that demonstrate how culture can have a positive impact well beyond conservation. These projects promote good governance, growth of civil society, rise in incomes and economic opportunities, greater respect for human rights, and better stewardship of the environment—even in the poorest and most remote areas of the globe. While some projects are completed, those that remain in progress go beyond mere technical restoration to address the questions of social and environmental context, adaptive re-use, institutional sustainability, and training.
The exhibition includes more than two dozen projects throughout Africa and Asia, and two in Canada. Images of the projects are accompanied by text panels explaining not only the project methodology, but also its cultural significance. It will run from February 13 until April 6 and is free and open to the public.
The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
AD EX is located at 325 N. St. Paul Street, Suite 125—on the first floor of Republic Center at St. Paul and Pacific. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. We’re also open from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday evenings.
February 14 (Thursday) 9:00 am - April 6 (Saturday) 6:00 pm
St. Paul and Pacific
The study of architecture is a study in the cultural heritage of society. The art of designing buildings requires us to visualize three-dimensional spaces and creatively convey that perception to
The study of architecture is a study in the cultural heritage of society. The art of designing buildings requires us to visualize three-dimensional spaces and creatively convey that perception to the viewer. The Art of Architecture juried art competition and exhibition encourages students to study these visual aspects of architecture and express their observations creatively.
All pieces must depict architecture in some manner and is submitted in one of the following categories: Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography, and Sculpture. The artwork may be representational or abstract and may focus on architectural details, entire buildings or urban settings. Subject matter may include interior as well as exterior architecture.
Artworks, with completed registration forms, must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 8.
For detailed instructions and award information, visit this link. 2019 Call for Entries.
You may download registration forms here. 2019 Registration Form
February 21 (Thursday) - March 8 (Friday)