Mar 3rd 2018

The Renaissance Society presents this lecture by writer and architect Keller Easterling as part of the public program for current exhibition Unthought Environments.

In her recent publications Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space and Medium Design, Easterling thinks actively about our environments and what often goes unrecognized. She describes infrastructure not only as the pipes and cables underneath our cities or the roads across the surface, but also as the hidden rules that structure the spaces all around us. Designers, she suggests, might look beyond buildings to “the medium in which they’re suspended”—considering ground instead of figure or field instead of object, while focusing not on static materials, but instead on interdependencies and chain reactions.

LOCATION: University of Chicago, Kent Hall, 1020 E 58th St, a short walk from the gallery:,+Chicago,+IL+60637/@41.7900088,-87.6023987,17z/

Supported by the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative at the University of Chicago.

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