In the spring of 2010, I was fortunate enough to give a small presentation to a group of students from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture in Nantes. This opportunity arose from our board member and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Miami, Jean-Francois Lejeune. As it turns out, the students were visiting Miami to propose new ideas and future visions of how the city could change. Spending only two weeks in Miami, they came up with numerous ideas that were supported by drawings and sketches, as well as a unique collection of models seemingly made from any spare materials they could find. The exercise was repeated again in the spring of 2011, and then in the fall of 2011 a contingent of University of Miami architecture students did the same for the city of Nantes.
On March 6th, at the Alliance Francaise located on SW 8th Street, an exposition will take place to showcase the work done by both institutions. This is a unique event that shouldn’t be missed. Please visit their website to find out more about the Alliance Francaise.