Mobility Matters

Mobility Matters brings together a series of projects, collaborative practices, community issues that are transforming the social fabric of Milwaukee. The exhibit displays current work from the Milwaukee Arts Barge (MAB) and ReciproCITY to further propel possibilities of social and creative mobility in Milwaukee. From water to land, through activating Milwaukee’s public waterways and the creation of community agricultural parks, the exhibit and series of events highlight current initiatives underway and creates a platform to reimagine a Mobile Milwaukee.

Mobility Matters, the exhibit and series of community events, runs from April 21 st - June 30 th , in the Mobile Design Box located at intersection of Water and E Pleasant Streets. The exhibition and events are sponsored by UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) and the Mandel Group, Inc. The exhibit and events are open and free to the public.

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Demographic Maps (with river projected). Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016.Demographic maps of Milwaukee reveal the vital role the river acts as a political, economic and social boundary, which holds potential to be transformed into a space to heighten community exchanges.

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Mega-MAB Model (structural study, side view). Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016.

Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016. The 14’ model is a working structural model that allows for continuous architectural and engineering studies in upcoming months: from what its surface will be, and how it will be connected to the frame, to the types of connections the performance space above will make to the barge below. 

Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016. The 14’ model is a working structural model that allows for continuous architectural and engineering studies in upcoming months: from what its surface will be, and how it will be connected to the frame, to the types of connections the performance space above will make to the barge below. 

Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016. The 14’ model is a working structural model that allows for continuous architectural and engineering studies in upcoming months: from what its surface will be, and how it will be connected to the frame, to the types of connections the performance space above will make to the barge below. 

Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016. The 14’ model is a working structural model that allows for continuous architectural and engineering studies in upcoming months: from what its surface will be, and how it will be connected to the frame, to the types of connections the performance space above will make to the barge below. 

MAB Jewel Model (structure and surface study). Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016.The model highlights the structural frame and the reflective surface. The surface of MAB will be covered in reflective metal able to capture images of Milwaukee as it passes along its waterways, heightening its performative effects and community exchanges.

Teatro Del Mundo, Aldo Rossi, 1979 (precedent study). Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016.

Mega-MAB Model (structural study, frontal view). Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016.

Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016.A map of Milwaukee in the foreground highlights the waterways connectivity to various communities and public parks. The model with serve the Milwaukee Arts Barge (MAB) as a planning tool in 2017 to schedule upcoming performances throughout the city.

Mobility Matters exhibition (opposite view), 2016.

 

 

Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016. The 14’ model is a working structural model that allows for continuous architectural and engineering studies in upcoming months: from what its surface will be, and how it will be connected to the frame, to the types of connections the performance space above will make to the barge below. 

Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016. The 14’ model is a working structural model that allows for continuous architectural and engineering studies in upcoming months: from what its surface will be, and how it will be connected to the frame, to the types of connections the performance space above will make to the barge below. 

Precedent Models, Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016.Numerous precedents from various cities from the 18th century to the present highlight various opportunities to re-imagine Milwaukee waterways.

 

Teatro Del Mundo, Aldo Rossi, 1979 (precedent study). Mobility Matters exhibition, 2016.