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Past Exhibitions

Jul
10
2014
Feb
20
2015
San Jose

Future-Proof Water

Quenching our thirst in the 21st century.
More than two-thirds of the Bay Area’s water is imported from outside the region — supplies that are threatened by a multitude of hurdles, from climate change to new regulations. With the Bay Area set to add another 2 million people by 2040, a safe and reliable source of water...
Jan
30
2014
May
7
2014
San Francisco

Urban Olfactory

What does history smell like?
What does history smell like? Over the past decade, a surprising number of historians, preservationists, architects and artists have experimented with scents to record, represent and reconstruct historical buildings, interiors and cities. From a 21st century Rotterdam sweetened with aromas of its river to the foul stench of an early...
Jan
22
2014
Jun
27
2014
San Jose

The Lexicon of Sustainability

Highlighting the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture.
By highlighting the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture, and with it the conversation about America’s rapidly evolving food culture, The Lexicon of Sustainability educates, engages and activates people to pay closer attention to how they eat, what they buy and where their responsibility begins for creating a healthier, safer food system...
Sep
30
2013
Dec
30
2013
San Jose

Grand Reductions

10 Diagrams That Changed City Planning
After receiving much acclaim in San Francisco, Grand Reductions: Ten Diagrams That Shaped City Planning is now on exhibit at SPUR San Jose!
Sep
5
2013
Jan
2
2014
San Francisco

Unbuilt San Francisco: The View From Futures Past

The twentieth century saw both a series of ambitious efforts to reimagine the city of San Francisco and the explosive growth of the Bay Area as a metropolitan region. In Unbuilt San Francisco: The View From Futures Past , the California Historical Society and SPUR will present some of the most revealing episodes in these distinct but related streams of civic discourse through projects that were proposed but never realized.
Jul
14
2013
Aug
29
2013
San Francisco

Adapt/Transform/Reuse

Great cities are built in layers — it is the juxtaposition of old and new that gives cities their interesting corners, their urban surprises and their texture. SPUR’s latest exhibition celebrates this diversity and shows how the adaptation, transformation and reuse of historic structures are key to the life of...

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