Exhibit Columbus: Visibilities

The 2020-21 cycle of Exhibit Columbus is exploring the theme New Middles with curators Mimi Zeiger and Iker Gil. Building upon the ideas presented in the 2020 Symposium, the cycle continues with the 2021 Design Presentations during which design concepts for the 2021 Exhibition will be unveiled.

During the four, two-hour sessions attendees will hear exhibition participants discuss their design concepts with community stakeholders, curators, and design experts. Event attendees will hear from New Middles curators about the 2021 Exhibition’s core themes and sites; meet the 2020–2021 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize recipients, University Design Research Fellows, and High School Design Team; and view design concepts for the thirteen installations. The event is a rare opportunity to experience design as a process and see how special guests respond to the presentations.

Visibilities: Washington Street, Sears Building Plaza, and The Commons
Friday, March 26, 10 am – 12 pm EST


  • Sam Jacob Studio, Washington Street
  • Lola Sheppard and Mason White, University of Toronto and Waterloo University, 600 Block of Washington Street
  • Ang Li, Northeastern University, The Commons Entrance
  • Future Firm, Sears Building Plaza

Special Guests

  • Maite Borjabad, Neville Bryan Assistant Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Jia Gu, Director, MAK Center for Art and Architecture
  • Dave Hayward, Executive Director of Public Works, City of Columbus
  • Enrique Ramirez, Architectural Historian
  • Shanda Sasse, Manager, The Commons
  • Dave Wissman, Director of Facilities, Cummins Inc

26 March 2021, 10:00 to 12:00
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