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Virtual gallery explores the past, present and future of transportation in Tampa

Posted at 2:44 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 16:32:58-04

TAMPA, Fla. — A virtual gallery that takes an in-depth look at transportation in Tampa opens Friday evening.

Eli Castro is the curator of How We Move. The free online exhibit will look at the past, present and future of transportation in Tampa Bay and examine how it affects our lives.

Castro is a student at Savannah College of Art and Design but lives in Tampa. The gallery is her thesis project.

It was originally supposed to be held at the Center for Architecture and Design in Ybor City, but Castro says plans changed about a month ago to move it solely online.

“So many people are going to be able to access it, not just the people who can get into the gallery space,” she said.

Castro worked closely with several organizations, including the Tampa Bay History Center, to make it a reality. She hopes people take away a deeper understanding of the importance of transportation and its impact on our lives.

“The way transportation is built into an environment, the way a road is built, the way an interstate is built, it changes everything about our life,” said Castro. “It changes our commute time; it changes how we get home; it changes where we live.”

The gallery is free, but donations are accepted. Proceeds benefit the Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design. Castro also encourages virtual visitors to fill out the surveys.

Click here to visit How We Move. It opens to the public at 5 p.m. Friday.