Everlasting Plastics


Printed ephemera from the US Pavilion
Aluminum exhibition didactics on custom mounting system
Sketches on Everlasting Plastics (accompanying publication, Columbia Books on Architecture and the City)
Aluminum exhibition didactics on custom mounting system
Everlasting Plastics website, developed in collaboration with Paul Zdon

Exhibition identity, publication, and website design for the US Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Petrochemical polymers known as plastics were developed in the United States as a revolutionary material. Today the global urgency to reframe our approach to the overabundance of plastic detritus in our waterways, landfills, and streets is clear. Exploring our fraught, yet enmeshed, kinship with plastics, Everlasting Plastics considers the ways these materials both shape and erode contemporary ecologies, economies, and the built environment. This exhibition highlights our unseen dependency; demonstrates how plasticity has created expectations for the behaviors of other materials; and points to plastic’s unknown, long-term, and indelible impact on our futures.

Exhibition materials typeset in Monument Grotesk by Dinamo.

Website: https://everlastingplastics.org/

Art Director, Designer
Renata Graw
Lucas Reif
Anthony Randazzo
Collaborator, Web Developer
Paul Zdon
Exhibition Designer
Chloe Munkenbeck
Exhibition Designer
Faysal Altunbozar
Tizziana Baldenebro
Lauren Leving
Assistant Curator
Paula Volpato
Editor (Sketches on Everlasting Plastics)
Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt
Editor (Sketches on Everlasting Plastics)
Joanna Joseph
Assistant Editor (Sketches on Everlasting Plastics)
Meriam Soltan
Grafiche Veneziane
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