Holyoke, MA - Post-Oil City: The History of the Urban Future

Event Details

September 21, 2013
5:00 pm

Gateway City Arts
92 - 114 Race Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
42° 12' 14.0868" N, 72° 36' 14.2524" W
Alumni Association

Exhibit, Alumni Reception and Dinner

The Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning invites you to a LARP alumni night and the only U.S. showing of this international exhibition. The Post-Oil City exhibition includes models, computer animations, video clips and documentation exploring eleven innovative urban projects in Asia, Africa, and America and their connections to utopias of the past. 

The exhibition demonstrates positive, possible, contextualized and sustainable answers to the challenges posed by climate change, a limited supply of fossil fuels, economic recession and global systemic crisis. “Post-Oil City” is an international planning and landscape architecture exhibit, originating in Germany and shown at selected sites in South Africa, Canada, Ethiopia, Japan, and India. 

Featured speakers include:

  • Douglas Marshall, UMass Facilities Planning, announcing the new INTEGRATED DESIGN BUILDING that will house LARP
  • Elisabeth Hamin, Department Head, on the status and future of LARP
  • Robert Feldman, Dean of the College of Social and Behavior Sciences, on the outlook for LARP and the University
  • Mayor Alex Morse, of Holyoke, on the future of Holyoke

Also on display - graduate student studio projects for the proposed Integrated Design Building. 

Dancing to LIVE MUSIC by the Rick Murnane Band featuring Nick Dines, Professor Emeritus, on drums!

Please register below by SEPTEMBER 7 or to pay the $40.00 per person registration fee by check, make checks payable to: UMass Amherst and mail to the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, Attention: LARP Event, 134 Hicks Way, Memorial Hall, Amherst, MA 01003.

For questions about the event, contact Sandi Potyrala at spotyral@larp.umass.edu or 413.545.2266.  All registration questions can be directed to the Alumni Association at alumni@admin.umass.edu or 800.456.UMASS.

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