The Exhibition

Main entrance to the See it Through Buffalo Exhibition

The School of Architecture and Planning's installation at Palazzo Bembo in Venice, for the opening of Time Space Existence at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Photo by Gregory Delaney

Along with ~30 other architecture and planning schools worldwide, the Global Art Affairs Foundation and the European Cultural Centre invited the University at Buffalo to participate in an international exhibit, Time Space Existence, run in parallel to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

The 15-minute documentary short is a pensive-yet-hopeful, intrepid-yet-candid glimpse of our city, and a bold visual expression of the history of the city and the work of our faculty and students. See it Through Buffalo offers an experience of the iconic and everyday sights and sounds of place, from wind turbines alongside abandoned industry, to the machines of new industry, to the delight of children at play in new urban landscapes. The immersive experience features a full-wall projection and a custom score by the award-winning Canadian composer Eli Bennett.

See it Through Buffalo presents a visual experience of our studios at work and the all-present context of Buffalo as our laboratory for learning, idea testing, and design contribution. 

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Creative direction for the project was provided by UB architecture faculty members Gregory Delaney, who served as director of the film and curator of the overall exhibit; and Korydon Smith, assistant director and assistant curator. For the production of the documentary, the school worked with local filmmaker John Paget.  
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See it Through Buffalo stitches together a story of school and city as told by the sights and sounds of Buffalo, and of our students at work on campus and in the community.
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In addition to providing creative support in the development of the school's exhibit, students will participate in several workshops and events organized in Venice throughout the six-month exhibition.
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Support for the School of Architecture and Planning and See It Through Buffalo is made possible by donations from over 100 individuals and organizations.