9:00-10:30 am – Morning Conversation (1): Exhibition as Civic Action
Architecture, art, and design biennales and festivals are defining new ways to raise issues with communities and bring attention to city’s identities. Who are these events for and what do they do for participants, visitors, and host cities? How do these events communicate the unique qualities of communities and historic resources? Moderated by curator Sarah Urist Green from The Art Assignment, this conversation addresses these issues at different scales and from a variety of perspectives.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm – Morning Conversation (2): Envisioning Washington Street
Like many main streets in small American cities, Columbus’ Washington Street has traditionally been a center of civic and commercial transactions and exchanges. During this conversation, a selected group of organizations and industrial designers that use architecture, art, and design to improve quality of life for people in cities discuss their practices. As part of the 2019 exhibition, they will create temporary sites of activation and interaction that show design’s ability to be an avenue for positive change and collaboration in public space. Their work will explore ways design can act as a connection between individuals and their communities, and also be a catalyzing effort to help make cities more equitable and sustainable..
1:30-3:30 pm – Afternoon Tours in Columbus
2:00-3:30 pm – Afternoon Conversation: Engaging the Next Generation
How can architects and designers involve future users and future creators in more inclusive conversations around design? In collaboration with the Council for Youth Development Bartholomew County, this conversation invites professionals and practitioners working in creative fields to share their experiences with high school students and symposium attendees. Participants include Yugon Kim of IKD, whose Miller Prize installation “Conversation Plinth” pioneered the use of cross-laminated timber from Indiana hardwoods; Sarah Urist Green, the creator and host of The Art Assignment, an educational video series with PBS Digital Studios on the creative process and the act of making, and Columbus native Matt Shaw, senior editor of The Architect’s Newspaper.
4:00-6:30 pm – Evening Conversation: Introducing the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Winners
The J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize forms a connecting thread between Exhibit Columbus’ symposium and exhibition years. It honors two great patrons of architecture, art, and design by inviting renowned architects, artists, and designers to participate in the symposium and create innovative installations and experiences that make up the core of the exhibition. Meet the 2018-19 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Winners in their first public conversation as a group. After experiencing Columbus, its architectural heritage, and its community, the Miller Prize Winners will begin designing installations for the 2019 Exhibit Columbus exhibition. This conversation is moderated by Sean Anderson, associate curator for the Department of Architecture and Design of MoMA New York.
6:00-10:00 pm – Closing Party on 4th Street
Events on Saturday take place in downtown Columbus at The Commons.