Building the Future, Rooted in the Past — Afrofuturism in the Built Environment

Picture a skyscraper, a marvel of modern engineering, soaring upwards. Its gleaming facade and intricate network of beams and trusses might lead you to believe it rose from the ground in an instant, a testament to human ingenuity. But the truth, like the building’s foundation, lies unseen. Beneath the surface lies a complex history, a network of interconnected layers – bedrock, concrete, steel – each crucial in supporting the structure’s present and determining its future potential.

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2023-2024 Cultural and Performing Arts Insights

We often like to reflect on the past 12 months of achievements, innovations, and the state of design for cultural and performing arts venues. These insights reflect the changing needs and preferences of the artists, audiences, venue managers and operators, as well as the observations of those of us in the industry tasked with conceiving and developing these beautiful spaces.

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The Neutrality Trap

By Joshua Dachs
(originally written for, and publishing in, American Theatre Magazine)

The great minds of 20th-century theatre wanted to free our thinking about theatre spaces. How did we end up in a black box?

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