Most readers may be very familiar with Italian architecture lab Cityvision for its thought-provoking architectural ideas competitions for Rome, Venice, New York, and Rio de Janiero (previously on Bustler). Now Cityvision goes traveling and pitches its tent in Los Angeles this March. For the first time abroad, the exhibition Worlds of Cityvision will be on display at Woodbury University's WUHO Gallery from March 6-23.
The show will feature iconic submissions to various Cityvision competitions as well as new work produced specifically for the gallery context. A series of lectures and panel discussions will round off the program.
Worlds of Cityvisions will also see the launch of the new international competition Evolution: the architecture of future mankind, about the future of Beijing featuring a special jury panel comprised of Sou Fujimoto, Greg Lynn, Sanford Kwinter, Eric de Broche des Combes and Ai Weiwei. We'll have more about this competition here on Bustler soon.
Read on for detailed information we've received from Cityvision.
Worlds of Cityvision - Glitched trailer
"From March 6th to 23rd, 2014 the Woodbury Architecture University in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, will show at the WUHO Gallery the first comprehensive exhibition of works of the independent Italian architecture lab Cityvision. Francesco Lipari, Cityvision co-founder with Vanessa Todaro, will introduce the Los Angeles audience to Cityvision’s world delivering a lecture on March 4th, 2014 in Woodbury University’s Ahmanson Main Space in Los Angeles. Then on March 7th a panel discussion among Cityvision and Woodbury on “The Architecture of Future Mankind: How People and Technology are Shaping Cities” will take place in San Diego’s Woodbury University. Moreover a lecture is also expected to be delivered in Tijuana's Woodbury on March 8th.
Worlds of Cityvision occupies the WUHO gallery, displaying for the first time in one venue numerous visionary urban proposals that the Cityvision lab orchestrated over the last four years. The exhibition features iconic works submitted to international competitions about the city that Cityvision sponsored for Rome, Venice, New York, and Rio de Janiero as well as new work they have produced in specific response to the gallery context. Known for using a range of media to express intersections between architecture and the human condition, Cityvision is an innovative contemporary urban design lab based in Rome, Italy and operating around the globe. The result of a journey structured across publications, lectures, conferences, and special competitions, Cityvision leads contemporary urban design thinking toward envisioning the future of cities."