Chicago is History
The School of Architecture and the City Design Center, at the College
of Architecture and the Arts at UIC developed CHICAGO IS HISTORY, an international
conference on modern architecture, design innovation, and public process
in Chicago. The five days of conference presentations and panel discussions
featured keynote lectures by internationally renowned architects Daniel
Libeskind (Berlin), Julie Eizenberg (Santa Monica), and Henk Doll (Netherlands).
For much of its history, Chicago was internationally known and respected
as a site for innovation and experimentation in the making of modern architecture.
The conference focused on the broad environment that supported world-class
architecture for a century, and asked: how was this environment created
and sustained; has it been lost and, if so, why? Which cities have replaced
Chicago as the center of innovation in modern architecture and why? Case
study presentations explored the cultural, economic, and public sector
aspects of Chicago's architectural history. The conference attracted an
international group of leading architects, planners, developers, historians,
community representatives, and public sector officials.
City Design Center
School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Daniel Libeskind, Daniel Libeskind Studio, Berlin
Julie Eizenberg, Kooning Eizenberg Architects, Santa Monica
Henk Doll, Mecanoo Architecten, Netherlands