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Back to the Future: Architectural Research and Speculation

Panel Discussion

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Discussion and Lecture

Friday, August 26, 2016 – 3:00PM to 5:00PM
UIC Architecture and Design Studios, Room 1100
845 West Harrison Street

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As part of Back to the Future: Visualizing the Arts at UIC, this panel discusses the three speculative architectural proposals featured in the exhibition. Intended to provoke discourse about the future of the arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago and their relationships to the city, the featured projects reveal shared preoccupations regarding architecture’s role in the envisioning of that future. Moderated by UIC professor and Back to the Future co-curator, Judith De Jong, this panel includes presentations by the lead architects, who will situate each project within the context of their individual research agendas. The panel will conclude with a discussion of how an architect develops and maintains a research agenda through architectural practice

Moderator:
Judith K. De Jong / Associate Professor, UIC School of Architecture; Principal, De Jong Urban Projects

Panelists:
Sarah Dunn / Associate Professor, UIC School of Architecture; Principal, Urbanlab
Kelly Bair / Assistant Professor, UIC School of Architecture; Principal, Central Standard Office of Design
Maya Nash / Adjunct Assistant Professor, UIC School of Architecture
Sam Jacob / Clinical Professor, UIC School of Architecture; Principal, Sam Jacob Studio
Alexander Eisenschmidt / Assistant Professor, UIC School of Architecture; Partner, Studio Offshore
Andrew Zago / Clinical Professor, UIC School of Architecture; Principal, Zago Architecture
Sarah Blankenbaker / Clinical Assistant Professor, UIC School of Architecture