Sunday, September 27, 2015

Future Perfect exhibit available for viewing until Oct. 9

Brought to you by the Goethe-Institut and hosted by CAUSES, Future Perfect Project is a photography exhibit that tells the stories of individuals, initiatives, organizations and businesses that have moved from ideas towards action for a better, more sustainable future. Future Perfect shows the transformation of modern society toward sustainability is not principally the domain of experts in the fields of natural sciences and politics. The photography exhibit showcases stories from around the world which facilitate an exchange of ideas,  and informs and inspires a broad diversity of experiments with a sustainable future.

Wilfried Eckstein, Goethe-Institut Washington and CAUSES Dean Sabine O'Hara
At the opening reception on September 10, 2015, Wilfried Eckstein, executive director, Goethe-Institut Washington, described the themes behind the exhibit:

"We are convinced that we need more sustainable projects to achieve something better, done in a manner that people feel connected to and responsible for. The exhibit highlights individuals and organizations that are doing things in a different way--not following the normal economic process, but are utilizing ways of achieving certain goals like sustainable food production. We are convinced that by collecting and telling these stories, we contribute to a different mindset--something different from the mainstream narrative we experience." 

On October 1 at 5:30 p.m., the UDC Department of Urban Architecture and Community Development will be showing the award winning Chinese film,  Before the Flood

The Chinese town, Fengjie, along the Yangtze River has to be abandoned because it lies in flooding area of the newly built Three Gorges Dam, the largest dam on earth. But Fengjie’s citizens contend with administrators and each other over the residences in “New Fengjie,” which are allocated via lottery and are far smaller than the homes they’ve worked a lifetime to build. This documentary shows the clash of the citizens with the communist administration and collectivism over the course of two years.

RSVP to watch the film for free! 

Learn more about Future Perfect Project: Additional photos from the opening reception are available on our Facebook page.The exhibit is available for viewing weekdays from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. until October 9. 

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