The Future of _Space // Reflections comes as a meditation one year after the initial Future of _Space exhibit which was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic announcement and stay at home orders in Spring of 2020.

The Future of _Space // Reflections opens a dialogue about the shifting relationships to space we have all experienced through a year that has brought critical issues to the fore and insisted on necessary change. This is a chance for the participating artists, designers and architects to enter into a dialogue with their past selves and their experiences over this year of extreme change.

A year later, the original exhibition’s questions still stand and so we ask them again, this time after a historical year of loss, progress, growth, and so much more.

How do we find connection when digital space becomes the safest option? What does this mean for our mental, personal, public, private, and interior spaces? How does one _Space affect all these types of space? When boundaries in the physical realm become heightened, what happens to the boundaries around other _Spaces? As work and personal take place within the home on the same dining room tables, how does this affect our experience of privacy and private space? These previously distinct concepts are shifting to become hybrid experiences. Public and private now blatantly overlap, spatial cues we once unconsciously responded to are removed and reconfigured. When these _Spaces become imbued with more meaning than ever before, how do we unravel what we need out of our _Spaces and what we imbue them with habitually?

The exhibition acts as a contribution to this _Space as well as an archive of the historical year and its effects on the creative community.