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Past Exhibitions

Apr
8
2019
Jun
12
2019
San Francisco

How We Move

Humans have long exhibited an innate need to classify, categorize and taxonomize everything we encounter. How We Move, the newest exhibition at the SPUR Urban Center, applies a similar level of classification to the multiplicity of transportation modes that we experience on a daily basis. Come explore this new transportation taxonomy that communicates how people around the world travel from city to city, place to place and anywhere to home.
Jan
10
2019
Jul
31
2019
San Jose

Re-Envisioning the Guadalupe River Park

Cities across the country are rethinking linear parks and trails to create community hubs and iconic spaces. From New York’s High Line to Atlanta’s BeltLine, from Miami’s Underline to Chicago’s 606, downtown districts and neighborhoods are turning neglected infrastructure into engaging public spaces. In San Jose, the 2.6-mile Guadalupe River...
Nov
1
2018
Feb
28
2019
San Francisco

How We Move

Humans have long exhibited an innate need to classify, categorize and taxonomize everything we encounter. Such a process helps us better grasp the complex, sometimes impalpable relationships between objects. Its history can be traced back to our earliest ancestors, when knowledge of what plants they could and couldn’t eat and...
Jun
25
2018
Sep
20
2018
San Francisco

New Deal Utopias

Over the course of three years, photographer Jason Reblando focused his camera on three Greenbelt Towns around the United States — Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin — that had been planned and developed as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal in the 1930s. Each town was constructed...
Aug
30
2017
Mar
1
2018
San Francisco

Urban Sensorium

Will the installation of quiet pavement make the future of Los Angeles less clamorous? How will the replacement of 250,000 streetlights affect the future of New York City at night? Urban Sensorium, a new exhibition in the SPUR Urban Center gallery and created by XL, the research and innovation arm...
May
10
2017
Aug
25
2017
San Francisco

9 Ways to Build Community With Urban Housing

The importance of community plays a crucial role in shaping how we live. Now, as our world continues to urbanize and densify, community is as critical as ever. 9 Ways to Build Community With Urban Housing, a new exhibition by David Baker Architects, tackles how we can forge these key...

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