META/ANC: Mapping A Northern City

An exhibition that mines housing data for urban planning opportunities, as part of Anchorage Design Weekend.

Exhibition: September 22-24
Symposium: September 23



<META/ANC> is a research project that uses the Municipality of Anchorage as a case study of northern urban planning and design. The Alaska Design Forum mapped the existing housing stock in the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) to mine for insight about:

  • historic settlement patterns
  • current land use
  • planning opportunities for future growth

The project illustrates a variety of data points individually and in combination to elicit viewer response, narratives and conclusions.

<META/ANC> will be exhibited September 22-24 at the Anchorage Museum as part of Anchorage Design Week. Look for it in the Chipperfield stair lobby (by the main entrance).


Saturday September 23rd, 4-6pm, 4th floor of museum

The Alaska Design Forum will host a symposium to discuss housing in Anchorage, with the goal of envisioning positive change.

An invited group of representatives from local organizations with diverse interests in housing will meet in a round table format and address a series of prepared questions. ADF will facilitate and provide visual resources from their Anchorage mapping project. Participating organizations include:

  • Municipality of Anchorage
  • Cook Inlet Housing Authority
  • Anchorage Museum
  • Spinell Homes
  • Lumen Design