New Cities, Future Ruins Convening


Fri., Nov. 11, Sat., Nov. 12, Sun., Nov. 13 and Mon., Nov. 14 2016
Registration: $20 - $100 (Registration closes Oct. 19)

Location Info:

SMU Meadows School of the Arts
1601 Bisop Blvd
Dallas, Texas  75205
TAKES PLACE AT THE MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AND VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND DALLAS The four-year curatorial initiative New Cities, Future Ruins, winner of the 2016 Meadows Prize, launches in November with a national convening. A hybrid arts conference and festival, this four-day event features artist projects, bus tours and events throughout the city as well as talks, roundtable discussions, screenings and workshops. Public exhibitions will be on view throughout the weekend in Jubilee Park in southeast Dallas, SMU’s Doolin Gallery and Hope Lobby, and at the Beefhaus gallery near Fair Park. A multidisciplinary coalition of practitioners from across the region will convene alongside an international network of artists, designers, researchers, activists, curators and scholars to explore urgent issues surrounding the rapid urbanization of the Western Sun Belt, which stretches from Houston to Denver and from Phoenix to San Diego. Topics will include Sun Belt capitalism, environmental sustainability, borders, futurism and suburbanism. The initiative will consider sustainable models for urban development and re-imagine these Sun Belt cities as sites for pioneering art and design. The convening is being produced in partnership with Arizona State University Gammage and the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas-El Paso. For more information call 214.768.2417 or visit


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