Lecture: Future Firm, “Future / Practice”
Monday, February 12, 1pm
1100 Architecture + Design Studios

Future Firm joins us for a lecture, followed by a conversation with the School of Architecture's Student Advisory Board.

Can the practice of architecture itself be re-designed? Configurations of professional practice taken for granted limit the potential innovative, collaborative, and catalytic impacts of design. This talk explores the ways that Future Firm is redesigning practice through specific case study projects, through the lens of building the ‘messy vitality’ of cities for all.

Future Firm is a Chicago-based architecture and design research office. Founded by Ann Lui and Craig Reschke in 2015, the architecture practice spans diverse scales: from exhibition spaces to residential and commercial buildings to urban and territorial speculations. We focus on using design to synthesize the aims and efforts of multiple stakeholders, catalyze transformation for individuals and groups, and create flexible space for diverse needs. We excel at working with clients who are changemakers in their own communities. Our work helps develop novel approaches towards community and belonging when multiple stakeholders come to the table. We use technical expertise and collaborative means to create spaces which bring together diverse agendas as more than the sum of their parts.

The UIC School of Architecture lecture series is free and open to the public.