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Exhibit Columbus Announces 2023 Design Presentations, Participants Present Concepts for Fall 2023 Exhibition

COLUMBUS, IN — Exhibit Columbus announces its second major event of the 2022–23 cycle Public by Design, the 2023 Design Presentations, on February 25 at the Commons in downtown Columbus.

“This is going to be a special day for Exhibit Columbus as we reveal all of the design concepts connected to this cycle, Public by Design,” said the Curatorial Partners. “Each participant visited Columbus for the 2022 Symposium, and now we get to see what they are proposing to create and how they arrived at their idea. Everyone attending will have the opportunity to provide feedback in various ways. This public engagement is really key to this year’s theme.”

The public is invited to preview design concepts of thirteen site-specific installations that seek to activate downtown Columbus for the fourth Exhibit Columbus Exhibition, opening this fall on August 26. The event will feature innovative presentations by the four J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Recipients, seven University Design Research Fellows, High School Design Team, and Communication Designer. The program welcomes, encourages, and expects audience and community engagement with various opportunities to provide live feedback.

Exhibit Columbus is proud to announce that the 2023 Design Presentations are presented with support from SIHO Insurance Services, a long-time supporter of the program.

This event will start with a presentation by Chris Grimley of the newly-formed studio, Signals, on the Communication Design of this cycle, which will touch on the graphic identity, experiential graphics, and wayfinding system for the 2023 Exhibition, which will open on August 26.

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“Kicking off the Design Presentations will be a great way to celebrate—from a visual perspective—the look and feel of the 2023 program and will start to identify installation locations and map a way to discover them along the exhibition route,” said Chris Grimley, founder of Signals. “It has been a delight to build off the history of Exhibit Columbus’ design work and bring a new expression to this cycle.”

J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Recipients
Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO
Mexico City
Library Plaza at Bartholomew County Public Library
Community Curator: Jason Hatton

New York City
The Commons (civic infrastructure)
Community Curator: Dave Hayward

Philadelphia and Chicago
Mill Race [Senior] Center
Community Curator: Dan Mustard

Studio Zewde
Mill Race Park
Community Curator: Mark Jones

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University Design Research Fellows
Joseph Altshuler and Zack Morrison
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture
Urbana-Champaign and Chicago, IL

Esteban Garcia Bravo and Maria Clara Morales
Purdue University Department of Computer Graphics Technology
West Lafayette, IN

Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless
University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design Fayetteville, AR

Deborah Garcia
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Architecture
Cambridge, MA

Molly Hunker and Greg Corso
Syracuse University School of Architecture
Syracuse, NY

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Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann
University of Virginia School of Architecture
Charlottesville, VA

Halina Steiner, Tameka Baba, Forbes Lipschitz, Shelby Doyle
The Ohio State University Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture and Iowa State University School of Design
Columbus, OH and Ames, IA

Communication Design
Chris Grimley
Boston, MA

High School Design Team
High School Students:

Trinity Carter, Haniel Cruz, Anushka Damle, Mariana DeLuca, Alexander DePaul, Isabel Garduno, Owen Hebert, Brooke Leslie, Sam Loheide, Nettie Meeks, Max Nash, Judah Nickoll, Bryce Olson, Ashley Perez, Gloria Phillips, Grishma Pitkar, Joycee Redman, Beatriz Santana, Trent Tyree, Vaughan Williams

Curatorial Partners
Paola Aguirre
Urban Designer, BORDERLESS
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Chris Merritt
Landscape Architect, Merritt Chase

Lauren M. Pacheco
Civic and Cultural Artist, Steel Studio Foundation

Bryony Roberts
Designer, Writer, Educator, Bryony Roberts Studio

Raymund Ryan
Curator at Large, The Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art

Holly Warren
Assistant Director for the Arts, Economic and Sustainable Development Department, City of Bloomington

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