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Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Beyond Patronage: Reconsidering Models of Practice

Tuesday, December 01, 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Sullivan Galleries,
33 S. State St., 7th floor
Chicago, IL
United States

Martha Bohm, Joyce Hwang, and Gabrielle Printz (editors), with panelists Sean Lally, Amanda Williams, Pablo Garcia, and Ann Lui

Beyond Patronage: Reconsidering Models of Practice is a book of essays, projects, and interviews that examine emerging forms of architecture and design sponsorship. Throughout the twentieth century, private clients enabled architects to develop and realize their most significant work. While the role of private clients is still central to the profession, an increasing number of architects and design practitioners are actively cultivating partnerships with not-for-profits, granting agencies, educational institutions, and other public organizations. How are these broader relationships redefining the role of patronage in architecture?

For this event, panelists will each produce a Diagram of Exchanges, which will articulate and visualize the relationships that both structure and emerge from their work. If architects and patrons are assuming new guises within the relational armature of architectural practice, how can we further discern these relationships and exchanges, and their effects?

Editors: Martha Bohm, Joyce Hwang, Gabrielle Printz; Contributors: Despina Stratigakos, Stephanie Davidson, Hansy Better Barraza, Jon King, Micaela Barker, Linda Taalman, Joseph Swerdlin, Georgeen Theodore, Juliette Spertus, Robert Yoos, Natalie Jeremijenko, Lola Sheppard, Kim Dai, Yolande Daniels, Lori Brown; Book Design: Joel Brenden