Tampa, Florida — Transportation in Tampa has been constantly evolving since Henry B. Plant brought the railroad to the once small port town in the 1880’s. The latest exhibit by the Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design, How We Move, explores the history of transportation in Tampa from streetcars, to I-275, to the 2018 plan for the 20 lane expansion, Tampa Bay Express.
The virtual gallery will be hosted on Art.Spaces on KunstMatrix, which combines traditional gallery concepts with virtual reality technology. This is in order to create an experience that is accessible for all in light of Safer at Home order enacted by the State of Florida on April 1st, to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus.
The virtual gallery will feature modern and historic photographs, maps, as well as renderings of alternative visions of transportation in Tampa by local design professionals, Josh Frank, Assoc. AIA and Mary Alvarez, Assoc. AIA. Frank and Alvarez were the 2018 and 2019 recipients of the Kelley Emerging Professional Award granted by AIA Tampa Bay.
How We Move opens on Friday, April 24th at 5:00 p.m. and closes on Friday, May 22nd. A small donation to view the gallery is optional and all proceeds benefit the Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting and celebrating architecture, design, and the built environment through educational activities and public awareness events engaging our community.