Visionary Cities: Urban and Architectural Futures to Come

September 22, 2012

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

Listen in to a conference on the state of visionary urbanism featuring noted architects, theorists, and scholars, who debate how to engage the city in the age of extreme urbanization.

Visionary Cities was chaired by Alexander Eisenschmidt (Assistant Professor at UIC Architecture). 

The audio to this event is in three parts: 
 
Panel 1: Networks. Featuring: Keller Easterling, Yale, Active FormClare Lyster, UIC, Logistical UrbanismMarshall Brown, IIT, Center of the World; and McLain Clutter, University of Michigan, Radical Urban Techniques. The discussion is moderated by Bill Menking of The Architect’s Newspaper. The audio to this panel is posted in the audio player above.
 
Panel 2: Urban Forms. Featuring: Albert Pope, Rice University, Interior HorizonsDavid Brown, UIC, Near-sightedChristopher Marcinkoski and Andrew Moddrell, Port, Hyperbolic PragmatismAlexander D’Hooghe, MIT, Architecture of the Territory; and Robert Bruegmann, UIC, Broadacre and Democracity. The discussion is moderated by Ellen Grimes, SAIC. The audio to this panel is immediately below this paragraph. 
 
 
 
Panel 3: Scenarios. Featuring: Hannah Higgins, UIC, When Architecture was an AttitudeSarah Dunn, UrbanLab, Opportunistic UrbanismAmale Andraos, WORKac, From 49 Cities to Nature-City; and Sam Jacob, FAT, Less Vision, More LookingJohn McMorrough, University of Michigan, moderates the panel. The audio to this panel is below:
 
 
 
This conference is presented in partnership with The School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
 
Recorded Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.