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Thursday, April 13, 10am–4:30pm
1300 Architecture + Design Studios
845 West Harrison Street

Hosted by the School of Architecture and the School of Design
University of Illinois Chicago

To spark the development of a new study and publishing center at Chicago’s public research university, this conference creates an exchange around the relevance and potentials of archives for schools of architecture and design today. 

Join us as international experts share their experiences generating connections between objects, media, and acts of making.

In the building’s south lobby, a small display of items pulled from the schools’ collections will complement the conference.


10am: Coffee

10:30am: Welcome and introduction by
Jayne Kelley
UIC School of Architecture

10:45am: Presentations by

Ines Zalduendo
Loeb Library, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge

Barbara Biedermann
Sitterwerk, St Gallen

Agustin Schang
Cultural producer currently at CARA, New York

2pm: Presentations by

Tania Tovar Torres
Proyector, Mexico City

Rodrigo Kommers Wender
PLOT, Buenos Aires

Francesco Garutti
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal

3:15pm: Closing remarks and conversation

3:45pm: Coffee and cookies
South lobby, Architecture + Design Studios