From July 7-9, History Colorado and Ronald Rael are demonstrating how modern-day innovation can reimagine the 7,000-year-old technology of adobe by 3D printing objects out of more than 10,000 lbs. of clay, straw, and sand on the front porch of the History Colorado Center. Visit throughout the entire weekend to see Rael’s demonstration in progress! Witness how award-winning artist Ronald Rael’s audacious architectural imagination intersects with explorations of identity, geography, ancestry, and the future.
This adobe printing demonstration, titled Mud Futures, taps into Ronald Rael’s roots in Colorado’s Conejos County and challenges the viewer to think differently about materials, space, and borders, while also showing how ancient technologies might be adapted to solve current building challenges and provide answers for our future.
Rael’s work coincides with ¡Viva! Streets Denver on July 9, from 9 am to 2 pm.