Interama Fair Re-Created 50 Years Later

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A drawing from the re-created Interama show in Miami. Walk into the future, or at least a mid-century – mid-20th century, that is – anticipation of the future. Opening at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida tomorrow is “Interama: Miami and the Pan-American Dream,” which will run through January 25, 2009. In the planning stages for decades but never actually built, this fair was supposed to riff on themes related to postwar design, social change and politics. Today original drawings by giants like renderer Hugh Ferriss and architects Marcel Breuer and Louis Kahn will hang beside video projections, interactive computer and hands-on activities curated by University of Miami architecture professors Allan Shulman and Jean-Francois Lejeune.