Dream The Combine critically assesses spatial and historical narratives through architectural installations

Dream The Combine creates immersive public installations that provoke viewers to think critically about their individual and collective relationships to space and mainstream historical narratives.

A 2021 installation in Columbus, Indiana, realized as part of Exhibit Columbus’s New Middles exhibition, demonstrates how firm cofounders Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers merge art, architecture, and (re)education. (The duo are also educators: Both teach at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.) In Indiana, the pair and their team dived into the colonialist subtext of “Discover Columbus!”—a seemingly anodyne roadside sign that welcomes visitors to the city. They link the message to Christopher

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