Industrial Urbanism: Places of Production

Since the Industrial Revolution, cities and industry have grown and evolved together. 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 caused by industry. 

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 actually 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. 

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

Curated by: 
Tali Hatuka, Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design, Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel Aviv University. 
Eran Ben-Joseph, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Website: http://www.industrialurbanism.com/