The public is invited to the opening of a pop-up installation exploring themes related to Newport in the year 2061. How will the city prepare for the effects of climate change? What new technologies will advance the quality of life? How will we get around? What will we eat? What will be in every home? Come explore these issues as you unpack the layers of history at the site.
THE MAYOR’S OFFICE, 2061 – SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 6-8 P.M.
Site of the Old Town Spring & former Coffey’s Citgo gas station, 48 Touro St., Newport, RI
The installation is part of Catalyzing Newport’s catalyst-in-residence program funded by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
Created in the workshop will be on display in a public pop-up installation in Newport, RI, June 18-19 at the former Coffey’s gas station located at 48 Touro St. In the exhibition space, the terrariums will act as a biological library of forms chosen to preserve in this possible future, and the writing will serve as description, context, future relic and user’s guide.