Since the Industrial Revolution, cities and industry have grown and evolved together.However, despite this shared past, popular notions of urban industry tend to focus on the negative aspects of manufacturing: pollution, environmental degradation, and the exploitation of labor.

 

Industrial Urbanism: Places of Production moves the conversation beyond these overly-simplified and overly-negative characterizations. It explores the relationship between current urban planning practices and the types of places that are being designed and designated for the production of goods today. In the midst of shifting labor markets, technological changes, and resurgent metropolitan growth, the need to reimagine the role of industry in our cities is greater than ever.

Our exhibition reexamines how industry can create place, sustain jobs, and promote environmental sustainability, all within the urban fabric.

INDUSTRIAL URBANISM: PLACES OF PRODCUTION

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Since the Industrial Revolution, cities and industry have grown and evolved together.However, despite this shared past, popular notions of urban industry tend to focus on the negative aspects of manufacturing: pollution, environmental degradation, and the exploitation of labor.

 

Industrial Urbanism: Places of Production moves the conversation beyond these overly-simplified and overly-negative characterizations. It explores the relationship between current urban planning practices and the types of places that are being designed and designated for the production of goods today. In the midst of shifting labor markets, technological changes, and resurgent metropolitan growth, the need to reimagine the role of industry in our cities is greater than ever.

Our exhibition reexamines how industry can create place, sustain jobs, and promote environmental sustainability, all within the urban fabric.

INDUSTRIAL URBANISM: PLACES OF PRODCUTION

How to cite this report:

Hatuka T, Ben Joseph E (2014) Industrial Urbanism: Places of Production, Wolk Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.