conference _ CHICAGOISMS: A CITY TO SPECULATE?
Please join the panel on Chicago’s catalytic potential on Saturday, November 22, 2014, 4-6 PM at the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park Room, 5th floor. The speakers Sarah Dunn (UrbanLab), Sean Lally (Weathers), Andrew Moddrell (Port A+U), Stanley Tigerman (Tigerman McCurry Architects), and Frances Whitehead (ARTetal Studio) will discuss their speculative projects with Alexander Eisenschmidt and Jonathan Mekinda (co-editors of the book Chicagoisms).
While the city has historically served as a springboard for architecture and urbanism by demonstrating an openness to experimentation and an innate drive to reinvent itself in search of progress, the city today seems to bear little of the restlessness and ambition that made it one of the earliest and most vital examples of the modern metropolis. This panel discussion aims, therefore, to understand what made Chicago tick and to explore how a new era of architectural speculation can be brought about.
The event is part of the Illinois Humanities Council program and organized in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Please register for the event here.