Future Initiatives, SCI-Arc's dedicated urban design program, participated in the Venice Biennale as part of an exhibition of innovative urban visions for Maribor, the European Capital of Culture 2012. The exhibit Maribor 2112 Ai (100YR City) was featured in the Slovenian and Australian Pavilions.
SCIFI Future Initiatives Final Exhibition│September 2012│SCI-Arc Gallery
Exhibition Director and curator Tom Kovac and Fleur Watson have selected works by SCI-Arc students Yuan He (SCIFI '12), Janiva Henry (SCIFI '12) and Winnie Yeng (SCIFI '12) to be shown alongside designs by a leading group of international thinkers and educators investigating the future of the city of Maribor in Slovenia.
As part of the city’s festivities, 2112 Ai (100YR city) will investigate and identify disruptive patterns of global change and envisage impacts on architecture, urbanism and life in the extreme future – demonstrating how new forms of practice are responding to external demands on architecture.
Future Initiatives Coordinator Peter Zellner publicly presented the work produced for Maribor by the Future Initiatives program at the Venice Biennale. The student work was also on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery in September, part of an end-of-year exhibition for the Future Initiatives MDesR Class of 2012.