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When faced with absence we resort to memory. The experience of the present, which normally includes making plans for the future, is currently on hold. The public realm, already hard to define, has become ethereal, as evidenced by our vacated streets. The very density and hyper-interactivity of cities have become threats, the affirmation of congregation and assembly is withdrawn in favor of public health.

Focusing on images related to public life, and as we speculate on how it might appear in the future, carriage trade will share a set of short films on their website over the next several weeks which collectively address public experience and exchange in urban and suburban settings. This series of films will feature aspects of the public realm as seen through popular movies, archival films, experimental architecture, and sci-fi projections, reflecting on an uncertain present through drawing on images from the past.