September 18th, 2015
6-9 pm6th Street Container 1155 (rear) SW 6th Street Miami, FL 33130
On Friday, September 18th, Jorge Sanchez (BFA ’13) will open a new solo exhibition at 6th Street Container. Areas That Are include Sanchez’s photographs that highlight South Florida’s rapid urban development.
Jorge Sanchez wrote the following statement to describe Areas That Are:
Urban development in South Florida is growing with ferocious velocity. This, unfortunately, has been extended to areas that are environmentally sensitive, which will have adverse impact. [T]housands of acres of vacant or unused land [are] within the county’s boundaries. I strenuously believe that our resources can be used in wiser and environmentally conscious ways. This can be achieved by rezoning more land from restricted commercial use, to mixed residential-commercial use; also, by lifting some existing arbitrary building height restrictions, and building more mixed-income developments. Other cities and counties around the country have successfully applied these solutions when faced with similar challenges.
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