AGENCY at Made Up | Design’s Fictions

Made Up Exhibition Poster | Art Center College of Design

AGENCY has been selected to participate in MADE UP | Design’s Fictions, an upcoming exhibit, opening this month at Art Center College of Design. The exhibition is part of a two-month long exhibition and speaker series dedicated to exploring emergent themes in architectural practice.

A description of the exhibition from the event organizers:

To design anything, it is necessary to first imagine an audience, a site, a purpose, or even a world. It has to be made up. MADE UP: Design’s Fictions presents the work of major and emerging international practices that forecast, hypothesize, muse, skylark, role-play, put-on-airs, freak-out or otherwise fake-it to produce work that is relevant to our increasingly confusing and accelerated world.

As part of this groundbreaking exhibition, AGENCY will display their speculative design research project entitled Super Levee Urban Farm.  To safeguard against future disaster from rising sea levels, the world’s cities must invest heavily in new forms of infrastructural development. Super Levee Urban Farm capitalizes on the need for urban improvement, expanding the necessary infrastructural and environmental interventions to propose a more productive urban and personal life. The project proposes a global system of levees, serving as a new brand of urban farms at the city’s edge, preserving local ecologies while protecting cities from emerging dangers.


January 20 – March 20, 2011

Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 5 pm or by appointment

Wind Tunnel Gallery, South Campus, Art Center College of Design

950 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105


Featuring work by:



Juan Azulay

Stuart Bailey / Frances Stark

Juliette Bellocq


Design I/O

Hernan Diaz Alonso

Andrew Friend

Justin Gier

Garnet Hertz

Thomas Hillier

Ben Hooker / Shona Kitchen

Ingrid Hora / Daniel Salomon

Coy Howard

Ed Keller / Yuval Borochov /

Lisa Ekle / Danil Nagy

Perry Kulper

The Planning Center

Keiichi Matsuda

Maywa Denki

Syd Mead




Oblong Industries

Sascha Pohflepp

Rojkind Arquitectos

Eddo Stern

Noam Toran

Julia Tsao

Jackson Wang

Chris Woebkin /

Natalie Jeremijinko


Additional contributions by:

Julian Bleecker

Ben Bratton

Norman Klein

Peter Lunenfeld

Geoff Manaugh

Fiona Raby


Installation by:

Tim Durfee and Like Now


Engineering: Buro Happold; Graphic Design: Brian Roettinger;


Programming: Ewan Branda; Project team: Haila Adamo, Laura

Goard, Fallon James, Mike Manalo, Matthew Manos, Salvador

Orara, Nicholas Paradowski, Bora Shin, Jayne Vidheecharoen


Curated by: Tim Durfee with Haelim Paek