Exhibition //
Rights of Way: Mobility and the City


Exhibition Opening:
December 5, 2013

Exhibition Closing:
May 26, 2014

Rights of Way: Mobility and the City is a global exploration of mobility and transportation in cities. The exhibition features dozens of examples of visionary urban thinking, showing how the city is shaped by the ways people move through it.

Free Tours of Rights of Way: Mobility and the City

BSA Space is offering complimentary guided tours as part of its exhibition program. Tours are available Fridays and Sundays at 1:00 pm, and last approximately 30 minutes. Meet your docent at the first floor information desk at 290 Congress Street, near the green staircase. Tours are suitable for all ages, and times are subject to change. Visitors can currently drop in for a free guided tour around Rights of Way: Mobility and the City, the exhibition on view through May 26. Rights of Way is a global exploration of mobility and transportation in cities. For groups of 15 or more, or to schedule a tour outside the times listed above, please contact mfichtner@architects.org.

Curated by James Graham and Meredith Miller of MILLIGRAM-office, Rights of Way demonstrates that our urban environment is the result of constant negotiation among designers, policy makers, the private sector, and individual residents. By claiming that access to mobility is access to opportunity and that everyone has his or her own “right of way,” this future-oriented show reveals how those public rights are always at play in the shared commons of the city. The exhibition examines large-scale urban futures, contemporary examples of innovative design for transit and public space, historical attempts at remaking the city, and individual adaptations of mobility systems. Rights of Way also includes three projects from the 2012 Audi Urban Future Award, focusing on three megaregions: the Pearl River Delta in China’s Guangdong Province; São Paulo; and the Boston–Washington, DC (BosWash) Corridor. Displays include renderings, drawings, photography, videos, infographics, and a media library that allows visitors to delve further into the issues raised by the exhibition content.

Exhibition Image Gallery

In addition, the first floor of BSA Space displays a rotating gallery of “digital residencies,” in which designers, artists, and thinkers from around the world stake their own claims about mobility in the city.

This exhibition is part of Overhaul: the 2013-2014 Transportation Series, organized by the Boston Society of Architects, the Boston Foundation for Architecture, Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission, and the Barr Foundation. Overhaul includes the Traffic Advisory speaker series.

Rights of Way: Mobility and the City sponsors include:

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Banner Photo: Tripanel from Boswash: Shareway 2030. Image courtesy of Höweler + Yoon Architecture.