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Spotlighting design that was originally destined for exhibitions but lost their audiences during this year’s lockdown, “What Would Have Been” shows what we missed—and points to a path forward. Not only does the group exhibition unite an array of lost objects from the likes of Ini Archibong, Wendell Castle, Najla El Zein, Erez Nevi Pana, and Gaetano Pesce that were were commissioned for shuttered shows, it also highlights the new, unpredictable bodies of work that have come to brilliant fruition during the lockdown. They emerged because of—or in spite of—seismic shifts in the familiar order and show what designers are capable of when society retreats digitally but remains hyper-connected digitally.