In conjunction with our exhibition Shady Acres, UMOCA will host a discussion by Jason Wheeler, AIA, Executive Director of Assist Inc. Community Design Center and Stephen James, Director of Planning and Design for Daybreak Communities on how future development can simultaneously acknowledge historic growth patterns while moving toward sustainable and inclusive neighborhoods and communities.
Myriad influences have contributed to the development patterns of housing, industry, and business in post World War II America. Demand for access to transportation, food, education, recreation, and family-friendly housing shaped our cities and communities at a relentless pace for half a century. Financial instruments, lending practices, building standards, and even construction materials were tailored to meet the needs of this uniquely American way of life. In recent years, dramatic shifts in demographics and consumer preferences have generated interest in alternatives to the traditional American Dream. However, the momentum of development models that were originally shaped to meet our 20th century patterns of living, now often impede attempts toward smarter growth patterns.
JUL 8-12 | 9 AM – 3 PM
Join the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art for a unique opportunity to hone your artistry behind the scenes as an Artist-in-Training. Determine the direction of your own art-making and take advantage of the amazing resources at your disposal, such as individual studio space, a variety of materials, studio visits from working professionals, and individualized attention as you work toward your finished product. At the end of the week, you’ll showcase your work in a special exhibit at the Museum! This experience will guide you as you dive into the creative process, develop your personal artistic voice, and stay true to your imagination. Co-sponsored with the University of Utah Youth Education program.
Questions? Contact Erin Hartley