Global Cities, Model Worlds

Ryan Griffis, Lize Mogel, and Sarah Ross

Global Cities, Model Worlds is an exhibition that explores the spatial and social impacts of “mega events,” such as the Olympics and World’s Fairs. The host cities of these international spectacles seek to transform themselves into “global cities” through planning, architecture, and ideology. Locally, these events pave the way for redevelopment projects that can create new public resources such as parks, stadiums, or transportation infrastructure, but often result in significant displacement of residents or industry, reinforcing existing inequalities.

Global Cities, Model Worlds is presented concurrently with Beijing Taxi and Bontoc Eulogy and The World Finder.