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The New Inflatable Moment Curator Tour

August 11, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Price: Free and open to the public
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

The New Inflatable Moment Curator Tour

Join a group tour with exhibition curators Mary E. Hale AIA and Katarzyna Balug, walking step-by-step through The New Inflatable Moment exhibition.

The New Inflatable Moment at BSA Space explores the resurgence of inflatable installations in architecture.

This exhibition explores inflatable structures used in architecture, art, and engineering since the emergence of the hot air balloon. While celebrating their practical applications, the exhibition focuses on the role some of these revolutionary works of imagination have had in envisioning utopia.

The New Inflatable Moment anchors the present moment with an interactive timeline by Certain Measures, informing the parallel evolution of the medium with key moments of sociopolitical change. 

“With this exhibition, we revisit the moment of the 1960s explored by Dessauce to suggest that utopian thought is re-emerging today in architecture and art as evidenced in projects involving inflatables.”­—Hale and Balug.

The New Inflatable Moment is on view at BSA Space through September 30, 2017.

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The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) reaches its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. That’s 150 years of design professionals working together to build often inventive and creative buildings for this city and for the people who live in it. It’s really quite amazing—150 years of progress, innovation, standard-setting, collaboration, and community building.

Other initiatives marking the 150th anniversary may include: an exhibition timeline at BSA Space focusing on the BSA's achievements over the last 150 years, weekly  essays from a leader or ally of the organization, and plaques to be mounted on design award winning buildings.

Image: The New Inflatable Moment opening. Credit: Susan Green.