Paula Bronstein & The Big Story

December 2, 2014 7:38 AM

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How do we understand the impact of climate change and natural disasters on people and architecture, and how does humanity learn from our mistakes and try to prepare for potential future cataclysms? That is ostensibly the agenda of "Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change," an exhibition opening Dec. 13 at the Annenberg Space for Photography, curated by Frances Anderton, an architecture writer perhaps best-known as the host and executive producer of KCRW's DnA Design and Architecture radio program.

What Anderton has done is bring together images by six photographers whose works reveal the cruel beauty of people in extremis, as well as the very human impulse to build again and prepare for the next storm.

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