Culture as Client: Architecture's Alternatives

Thursday, November 03, 9:15 p.m.10:45 p.m.
LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL
United States

Moderated by Ann Lui.  Lui is an Assistant Professor at School of the Art Institute, and a founding partner of Future Firm, a Chicago-based architecture office. Future Firm works at the intersection of architectural spectacle and landscape territories, investigating how the built environment can serve as an infrastructure for discourse.

Shumi Bose is a teacher, curator and editor based in London. She is a senior lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, teaching Contextual Studies in Architecture, and teaches History and Theory Studies at the Architectural Association.

With Finn Williams and Jack Self, she co-curated the British Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Biennale of Venice, 2016. The exhibition and accompanying publication Home Economics explores the future of the home through a series of 1:1 domestic proposals.

In 2012, she was a curatorial collaborator with Sir David Chipperfield for Common Ground, at the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Shumi has worked editorially for Strelka Press, Afterall, Volume and the Architects’ Journal and and regularly contributes to titles including PIN UP, Metropolis and Architectural Review.

Recent publications include Home Economics (The Spaces, 2016), Real Review #1 (Real Press, 2016) Places for Strangers (Park Books, 2014) and Real Estates (Bedford Press, 2014).

Jason Schupbach is the Director of Design Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, where he oversees all design and creative placemaking grantmaking and partnerships, including Our Town and Design Art Works grants, the Mayor’s Institute on City Design, the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, and the NEA's Federal agency collaborations.  Previous to his current position, Jason served Governor Patrick of Massachusetts as the Creative Economy Director, tasked with growing creative and tech businesses in the state. He formerly was the Director of ArtistLink, a Ford Foundation funded initiative to stabilize and revitalize communities through the creation of affordable space and innovative environments for creatives. He has also worked for the Mayor of Chicago and New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.  He has written extensively on the role of arts and design in making better communities, and his writing has been featured as a Best Idea of the Day by the Aspen Institute.

This lecture has been approved for 1.5 LU/HSW by AIA Chicago