TEASER: How an architecture school shapes, and is shaped by, its city
Published at : 12 Dec 2020
Documentary showcases how students of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning learn from and rebuild the Rust Belt city around them
Once a city that epitomized the American Dream, since the latter 20th century, Buffalo has been confronted with enormous challenges stemming from its industrial decline. In the face of sharp population loss and inequality, Buffalo is rising once again. A new kind of city is being built, and students and faculty of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning are an integral part of this process. The students use the city itself as a laboratory, deeply embedding themselves in the community and the challenges it faces. Situated on the shores of Lake Erie on the western edge of New York State, Buffalo offers the parameters for intervention through design and urban planning, whether that’s working with local refugee entrepreneurs or revitalizing local fabrication and industry.
Their work is being showcased at the Time Space Existence exhibition in Venice through a new film that tells the story of how an architecture and urban planning school can be directly involved in the future of the city it calls home.
Full film credits and biographies of the creative team are available at ap.buffalo.edu/research/research-initiatives/seeitthrough/theexhibition/ourteam.html
University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning: ap.buffalo.edu/
Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning