For Future Possible: Imagining Madison, the James Watrous Gallery has invited a group of artists, architects, and designers who know and love the city to envision what it could look like 75 years from now. Why 75 years? The accelerating rate of technological, social, and environmental change greatly complicates any vision of the world beyond the next ten to twenty years. But that uncertainty also opens up space to dream and imagine a better tomorrow. We hope the ideas and questions raised by Future Possible will inspire visitors to reflect, think outside the box, and envision their own set of fresh possibilities for the city.
The artists and architects represented in the show include Lou Host-Jablonski, Ed Linville, Ashley Robertson, Kate Stalker, Jeremy Wineberg, and Anders Zanichkowsky, as well as members of Madison Design Professionals. The work they’ve created for Future Possible ranges from innovative building proposals to “big-picture” plans for energy and water use to provocative artwork that challenges conventional thinking about what the future holds. The exhibit also features John Miller’s illustrations for Yahara 2070, videos featuring young participants in Monona Terrace's Terrace Town program and the Urban Arts Collective's HipHop Architecture Camp, and selected images of unrealized visions for Madison.
Future Possible is supported by a grant from the Madison Community Foundation, as part of the Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Year of Giving. We appreciate the powerful investment the Foundation is making in the community by encouraging creative thought and imagination.
Learn more about MCF's Year of Giving grant projects here.