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
325 North St. Paul Street, Ste. 150