See It Through Buffalo is an international project of the School of Architecture and Planning to document the complex relationship between a university and its city. Presented as a documentary film, See It Through Buffalo reveals the varied urban landsacpes and histories of Buffalo and the school's work within them over the past 50 years. The collaborative endeavor has advanced the resurgence of Buffalo, generated world-changing innovations in urban research, and grounded the future of education in architecture and urban planning and development
See It Through Buffalo debuted internationally at Time Space Existence, an exhibition organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation and hosted by the European Cultural Centre and run in parallel of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. The film was produced by the School of Architecture and Planning and Paget Films, and was directed by Gregory Delaney, clinical associate professor of architecture. Students and faculty from across the school have been involved throughout the project.
Students, faculty, and staff at the School of Architecture and Planning engage global issues, from economic inequality and refugee resettlement, to food security and climate-change resilience. But the school plays an especially transformative role in the city, propelling Buffalo’s resurgence through economic development initiatives, urban design, community organizing, partnerships with industry, and full-scale construction - planning and building neighborhoods, homes, playgrounds, gardens, and the systems that interconnect them.
Through a series of screenings and public forums, the school will investigate with the community the relationsihp and impact of the School of Architecture and Planning's work in the city. Stay tuned for future screenings.