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Visionary Cities: Urban and Architectural Futures

Sat, Sep 22, 2012, 10  am–6 pm

Phantom Chicago

Phantom Chicago, map of the city’s visionary projects, Alexander Eisenschmidt, 2012.

A conference on the state of visionary urbanism featuring noted architects, theorists, and scholars, who present ideas and debate how to engage the city in the age of extreme urbanization. Each speaker will provide a definition of Visionary Architecture and illuminate that with one project.

Schedule of Events

(Subject to Change)

10–10:30 am

Michael Darling, MCA: Exhibiting the Visionary
Alexander Eisenschmidt, UIC: Visionary Urbanism

Panel 1: Networks
10:30 am–12:30 pm
Keller Easterling, Yale: Active Form
Clare Lyster, UIC: Logistical Urbanism
Marshall Brown, IIT: Center of the World
McLain Clutter, University of Michigan: Radical Urban Techniques
Discussion moderated by Bill Menking, Architect’s Newspaper

Panel 2: Urban Forms
1:30–3:30 pm
Albert Pope, Rice University: Interior Horizons
David Brown, UIC: Near-sighted
Christopher Marcinkoski and Andrew Moddrell, Port: Hyperbolic Pragmatism
Alexander D’Hooghe, MIT: Architecture of the Territory
Robert Bruegmann, UIC: Broadacre and Democracity
Discussion moderated by Ellen Grimes, SAIC

Panel 3: Scenarios
3:45–6 pm
Hannah Higgins, UIC: When Architecture was an Attitude
Sarah Dunn, UrbanLab: Opportunistic Urbanism
Amale Andraos, WORKac: From 49 Cities to Nature-City
Sam Jacob, FAT: Less Vision, More Looking
Discussion moderated by John McMorrough, University of Michigan

Presented in partnership with The School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago