SUB URBANISMS: Casino Company-town, China-town
On view February 8th – May 12, 2014
SUB URBANISMS is an exhibition exploring the controversial conversion of single family homes into multifamily communities by immigrant Chinese casino workers in southeastern Connecticut. By transplanting cultural values to their new country, these recent emigrants unconsciously challenge the norms underlying the most ubiquitous American housing type: the suburban single-family detached home. The exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the norms and cultural values that determine how we live, and to consider how cultural expectations for building design might further change in response to ecological, financial and societal pressures. A daylong forum event will be held on March 29th.
Curated by designer Stephen Fan with Shane Keaney.