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Postcard Perfect: UC Students' Cinci Selfies on Exhibit through July 27

Over the past two years, UC architecture and planning students have created postcards to sum up Cincinnati’s urban essence. About 120 of the resulting “Cinci Selfie” postcards are now on exhibit at WashParkArt Gallery in Over-the-Rhine through July 27.

Date: 7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Provided

UC ingot   For two years now, University of Cincinnati architecture and planning students have produced uniquely designed postcards to express their personal perspectives on Cincinnati’s urban essence.
Postcard by Kristina Cho
Postcard by Kristina Cho

The creative output represented by those postcards is now on display at WashParkArt Gallery, 1215 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine, in an exhibition titled “Cinci-Selfies.”

In all, about 160 students have produced postcards over the past two years as part of a course titled “History and Theory of Cities” taught by Udo Greinacher, associate professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design, part of UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). About 120 postcards are on display as part of the “Cinci-Selfies” exhibition.

UC’s Greinacher stated that postcard projects show how well attuned students are to their urban environment: “I was especially impressed at how many international students were attuned to the city. You could not tell any difference between the postcards by native Cincinnatians and those students from other countries. Both were very aware of the city’s history and strengths, with some postcards featuring unique insights into some of the city’s issues that might need help or attention.”
Postcard by Oliver Book
Postcard by Oliver Book